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Two BLURFOS, France, 2005:

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Date written:September 4, 2005
Date received:September 4, 2005
Date published:September 4, 2005
Date of sighting:September 3, 2005
Place of sighting:France, the volcanos of Auvergne
Original language of report:French
Reported using:e-mail
Unreleased information:2 names and firstnames, email address
Investigation, additional information:None
Explanation:Bird, insect

The report:

Subject: ufo observation
Date: September 4, 2005
From: [Name]
File: (662435 bytes)


By this email we would wish to clear up if possible the mystery of a photograph captured by my husband at the time of an excursion in the park of the Volcanos of Auvergne, saturday September 3, 2005 at 11:15. At this moment my husband tallied Puy of Goules where we had projected to lunch. At this point in time while pressing on the shutter he saw a black spot in the screen. Automatically he raised his head to see what had come into the field of vision, he saw nothing, again scanned the screen and the black spot was still there, the whole in a lapse of time of one half-second order. He called me, showed me the thing on the photograph and together we scanned the sky in all dimensions: no plane, helicopter, balloon, montgolfier or parapente, and no noise. Just some swallows flying and a pigeon. The case rested there until the evening when once at the house we have carried out the download of the photographs to the computer and there, a mystery: which is this thing in the field of vision? Personally I thought of an insect but after having zoomed in all directions, having reversed the colors, I had a doubt. The enigma still thickened when we noted that on a following photograph taken 4 minutes later there was a black spot in the sky on the left of Puy de Dôme what would seem to confirm the trajectory of the object if it is an object indeed. This is why I forward to you these 2 photographs hoping that you will be able to help us to remain logical. We are much interested in UFOs but not to the point of seeing some everywhere !

Detail on the digital camera: NIKON COOLPIX 3200 3,2 Mégapixels

Temperature: 29 ° [°C]

Sky: clear blue no wind

In waiting for your opinion best regards and congratulations for your very well documented webiste.

[Female firstname] and [Male firstname]


The two attached pictures:

For reason of downloading weight of this page, I cropped approximately a third of the above image, I reduced it by 50% and placed a cut of the BLURFO in its 1/1 original size in the insert.

Captions on the above image are by the witnesses themselves.

Answer sent - September 4, 2005:

Dear [Female firstname], [Male firstname],

Thank you for your appreciation for my site web, and your testimony and photographs.

What you photographed is probably a bird for one, and an insect on other photography.

Ufologists nicknamed those sorts of UFOs with the acronym "BLURFO", for "blurry UFO".

What happens is that in the countryside, there are very often birds and insects, most of the time not seen or poorly seen by the photographer looking at it through the objective.

In the case of birds, you generally get a fuzzy shape because of the move of the bird, which has a certain size and a speed allowing this effect. It is often possible to make out the body and one or the two wings of the bird.

With insects, it is very current to not see them visually, since the eye is focused on more distant background features; but the camera does not miss them, in general you get one or more dark small spots on the image, only seen after the images are on the computer.

A recent example of a bird captured on digital camera and having been interpreted as a possible UFO by the photographer and the press, quite similar to your image, is here on my site:

Best regards,

Patrick Gross

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