Is it a bird? Is it a plane? It’s definitely not Superman. Clichés aside, is this an unidentified flying object as the photographer claims?
According to UFO BC, 21-year-old soldier Leonard Lamoreux took the photo in 1937 while he and his brother were visiting the newly built Vancouver City Hall and its Christmas light display.
Here’s the full description of the event:
The two were suddenly astounded to see a “bright bright blue light” drop straight down from the sky. It became larger as it did so and they were able to observe the source of the light as an object that Leonard described as “two saucers” open ends facing each other, glowing bright blue. The object then moved “dead straight” horizontally across the sky. When it just appeared to clear the flagpole on the roof of the City Hall it came to an almost dead stop and Leonard clicked the shutter on the camera. The object then shot straight back up into the sky. “They never seen anything fly so fast!” This scared them to death and they ran from the scene. The object made no sound.
The negative for the photo no longer exists, which adds fuel to skeptics who question whether this was just a “watermark defect that appeared during the development of the print.”
Vancouver has historically had a high number of reported UFO sightings; in 2013, Vancouver had the most reported sightings – trumping even Toronto.