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UFO Snapper Defends Spaceship Photo

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Thu, 15 May 2008 06:39:30 -0400
Archived: Thu, 15 May 2008 06:39:30 -0400
Subject: UFO Snapper Defends Spaceship Photo

Soure: Derry Today - Derry, Northern Ireland, UK


14 May 2008

UFO Snapper Defends Spaceship Photo

By Julieann Campbell

As speculation still surrounds the mysterious flying object
spotted in the Derry skies last week, local man Michael Harkin
speaks to the 'Journal' about his photograph and why this
particular X-File has sparked global interest.

Michael Harkin, from Ederowen Park in the Galliagh area, still
insists that he saw something strange hovering overhead while
driving through Prehen last Tuesday.

"I'm not a big believer in flying saucers, but I suddenly saw it
out the window as we came over the hill and screamed to
Catriona, who was driving, to stop the car. We slowed down and
were literally crawling along the road at about 20 miles per
hour when I took the photo and by the time I had taken the photo
and the car had stopped, it was gone.

"We must have only seen it for about ten seconds at the most
before it disappeared, so we were actually really lucky to get
that one photograph."

Websites and UFO forums all over the world have since picked up
on Derry's UFO, and Michael says he will be replying to every
response with details and co-ordinates of the exact spot.

On whether the photograph could be an elaborate hoax, 32-year-
old Michael says: "To begin with, I wondered if it was some sort
of helium balloon, but it was far too big. It definitely wasn't
the tax disc on Catriona's car either, as that is still there,
further down near the bottom of the window. Even though we saw
it, I suppose it could have been a model space ship or something
similar but it was just so big. It was definitely outside the
car and way above us - I just knew it wasn't normal and that's
why we stopped the car."

Michael says he and the car's driver, Catriona Horner, have been
overwhelmed at the interest the photograph has generated.

"We're amazed that so many people seem interested in it. We only
sent it into the 'Journal' because it was so unusual. Catriona
has been defending what we saw too, she wants people to know
that it's definitely not Photoshopped and the actual photo saved
on my mobile phone is no different to the one I sent to the

So does Michael believe that the truth really is 'out there'?

"I'm still a sceptic I suppose, but it was just so massive I
don't know what to think."

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