Two identical UFOs 1,000 Miles Apart Caught on Google Street View (Updated)_Featured_, UFO Tuesday, October 2nd, 2012
(Daily Times) Two mysterious and identical UFOs almost 1,000 miles apart have been observed on Google Maps – raising questions as to what they are and how they were photographed there in the first place.
The red orb-like shapes are visible to all users of the application online at Jacksonville in Texas and at the Sky City Casino Hotel on 32 Indian Service Route 30, Acoma Pueblo in New Mexico, reports the Daily Mail. At both locations the same object appears in the sky hovering over the street and was first pointed out to ABC News affiliate KLTV in East Texas by Andrea Dover who noticed the first UFO while using Google Maps to get directions. To see the Texan UFO you don’t even have to enter a street into the search bar, just Jacksonville, Texas and go to street view, pan around there it is.
To date no one has been able to explain the image, especially not the residents of both towns who seemed clueless as to what the glowing red flying saucer could be. It is not clear how the second identical image in New Mexico was discovered. The object that is seen in the Texas Google Map image was shot right by the Landmark building at the 69 and 79 intersection, near to Sadler’s Restaurant and right across the street from a Taco Bell restaurant.
Response from The Huffington Post :
By Lee Spiegel
Just a few days ago, a couple of Google Maps images surfaced, showing what appeared to be reddish-pink UFOs in the skies above Texas and New Mexico.
With the help of photo-video analyst Marc Dantonio, The Huffington Post dismissed these pink alien wannabes as simple lens flares from the cameras that show images from across the country, helping folks locate specific addresses, towns and intersections.
And now, these flying saucer-shaped items are all over Google. Many HuffPost readers sent in street-view images of an apparent invasion of pink lens flares in the U.S.
While the main story image, above, may, at first glance, appear to be a pink flying saucer skimming along the atmosphere of Earth, here’s what the full picture looks like, in all its rural glory:
“Not only was the lens flare the same color, but it was actually more complete (as in more visible), as well,” Dantonio told HuffPost in an email.
“In this image [of the lens flare near the ground], you can see even more brighter detail. Notably, you can also see that the sun itself in the image has a halo of reddish light around it as well. This is likely due to the overwhelming brightness causing scattering and lens effects.”