We love a bloody UFO here at PEDESTRIAN.TV. We simply cannot get enough of them. From the bizarre revelation that the US government has a warehouse in Nevada with mysterious alloys in it, to job listings for pilots to ferry people to and from Area 51, all of this is extremely our shit. What we love even more than a regular UFO is a UFO on our own beautiful soil, like the one captured in the following image by Sydney-based photographer Daniel Boud:
Image: Daniel Boud.
In a post to Facebook, Boud said he spotted the odd sight while out in regional NSW and had, frankly, no idea what he was looking at:
People of earth help me out here. Last night I was on a job in the NSW countryside and saw a weird light way off in the sky, low on the horizon. It started as bright light with a cloud underneath and slowly rose in the sky until it formed a shape like in this photo that I quickly snapped. It kept rising until the cloud completely dissipated. What the hell is it??
While I, obviously, am inclined to believe that what he saw was some sort of extradimensional spacecraft taking a brief jaunt through the Earth atmosphere, the much more likely explanation seems to be that what Boud caught sight of was the Delta IV rocket carrying the Parker Solar Probe into space.
The rocket took off from Cape Canaveral, Florida last night and, while that might seem a bit far away to be visible from NSW, this is not the first time this has happened. In 2010, skywatchers across Queensland, NSW, and the ACT all caught sight of a mysterious spiral in the night sky, which turned out to be a SpaceX Falcon 9 rocket launching from Cape Canaveral.
Image: Baden West.
As of right now, the Parker Solar Probe that Boud so fortunately managed to catch a glimpse of is already a hectic one million kilometres away from the Earth. Hell yeah, little dude.
Parker Solar Probe now over 1 million km from the Earth
— Jonathan McDowell (@planet4589) August 13, 2018
(Aliens are real.)