UFO Hoax Debunked: Sighting In India Is Actually A Common Android Application Image [VIDEO]
By Staff Writer | June 19, 2013 04:33 PM EDT
Despite a recent report of a UFO sighting in India, the photo has been debunked to be an image commonly found in apps for the Android operating system.
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According to Open Minds, Indian army major Sebastian Zachariah and his wife Divya Sebastian allegedly snapped a photo of the UFO, which was later discovered as he was looking through his photos on his phone.
"My husband had a new mobile (HTC-1) and he was checking the features by clicking photos randomly. It was around 4.30-5 pm and suddenly he screamed saying that he got a UFO image," stated Divya.
"We couldn't believe it first and thought he was playing a prank."
Since then, a number of sources have risen to debunk the photo, with Indian Institute of Astrophysics Professor Jayant Murphy believing it to be an optical illusion.
"Due to reflections of some optics there could have been illusions. People sometimes experience camera illusions and they are not UFOs. These are nothing real."
However, since then, the image of the UFO has been matched with several other photos of sightings elsewhere.
Turns out, several Android applications like UFO Photo Prank, UFO Camera, UFO Photo Bomb, and Camera360 have this exact image which users can insert into images.
Whether Divya and her husband purposefully planned the hoax or accidentally made a fuss over nothing is yet to be determined.
"We do not want to get into any publicity nor want to debate over whether UFOs exist or not. We are just sharing what we saw. My husband is a serving officer and he can't interact with the media, either," affirmed Divya.
For a demonstration of a similar UFO photo app, check out the iPhone review for one below:
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