A Canadian man named Chad Haines was converted from a UFO skeptic to a believer today when he spotted what at first he thought was a bird hovering over Clarenville in Newfoundland. He witnessed it moving up and down and then shooting suddenly out of sight, which was what convinced him it was anything but a natural occurrence. The photo, while a bit blurry and out of focus, seems to resemble a certain popular television and film series starship: The USS Enterprise.
Coincidentally, it was further claimed that a different, cigar-shaped object was witnessed at the same location in 1978. That event was reported by a Canadian police officer.
However, the professional skeptics had their own input on the alleged flying object. Scott Brando (no relation to Marlon) runs a myth-busters type site, and after viewing the photo, concluded that it was “probably just a bird that has been backlit by the sun or moon.”
Haines, the man who photographed the object, claimed that it hovered over Random Island for hours. However, he submitted only one photo of the object. So could it also be some type of strange lens flare, as the object seems to be caught very close to a light source?
Whatever it is, it has the UFO community abuzz with excitement, as it probably does the millions of Trekkie fans around the world. The sighting begs the question: was Star Trek really a documentary?