A pink domed object captured in the sky by Google Street view is the second UFO sighting by the trolling cameras in mere months according to experts – but that’s by going by its literal definition.
The mysterious object seen over the skies of St Peters, Missouri, first caught the attention of a woman looking for directions on the popular search engine along Dingledine Road.
When she pulled the camera’s angle a little too high on her computer screen she saw what she felt needed immediate attention.
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Putting the object to the test, St Louis news station KPLR took the image to Director John Lakey of St Louis’ McDonnel Planetary Center.
‘That’s almost certainly a lens flare effect,’ he said moments after glancing at the image.
‘An alien space craft is probably one of the least likely things that an unidentified flying object would be, just because the distances between stars are just too vast for any kind of realistic travel.’
Still, he added: ‘It’s a UFO, it’s unidentified. By definition it’s an unidentified flying object or some object that just, we don’t know what it is.’
This wasn’t the first time Google images caught something strikingly similar in the skies, raising eyebrows in other parts of the planetary community.
A similar domed pink object was captured by Google Street View in Jacksonville, Texas last September, a sighting that was described as ‘a legitimate craft,’ by one UFO expert.
‘Without question, this is a legitimate craft. It is not a reflection or anything like that. That’s nonsense. I’m actually quite surprised that this is not getting more media attention,’ Russell Tetrault told RingSiderReport of the Texas image.
Any Google user dropping into Jacksonville’s center is sure to see the peculiar pink image for themselves after a bit of scrolling around, however one position in particular possibly lessons believers’ theory when it’s seen fighting traffic feet from a vehicle’s exhaust – notably without any reports from shocked drivers accompanying it.
Lens flare or not, the sighting in St Peters is the second UFO reported in the area within the last two months.
Approximately three miles away a sighting was reported off Mall Drive in December according to the National UFO Reporting Center.
In the report filed on December 12, an anonymous individual stated having seen two UFOS hovering silently for approximately 10 minutes early that morning.
One object described as white oval shaped, ‘had to be 5 times the size of a airplane,’ according to the report.
The second described as white and cigar shaped, was half the size of the first.
‘There was 4 Witness’s all together including me, My Girlfriend, and 2 people walking on the sidewalk. I did not get a photo because I left my camera at home, That I regret,’ the report reads.