An office manager is convinced he spotted a UFO hovering over the Arctic Ocean on Google Earth – but others have compared it to ‘Jesus ascending’. Edward Jones, from Liverpool, Merseyside, was left bewildered when he spotted the dark figure hovering off the coast of the Norwegian archipelago of Svalbard.
The 32-year-old, who claims to have spotted several UFOs in the past, shared his discovery on Facebook but found other users were unconvinced. Dodgy commentators have made all sorts of goofy claims about the mysterious shape, including suggestions that it’s Jesus, Michael Jackson, a Star Wars spaceship, or just a passing seagull.
Although he doesn’t know exactly what the object is, Edward is certain it’s not one of the most trivial explanations as he claims it doesn’t seem “of this earth”. Edward said: “When I’m bored I’ll go to Google Earth and look at different places you’ll never see [in real life].
“I was just nosy and looking around Greenland and the Arctic. One of the shots was on a boat and I spotted it when I zoomed in. It was unlike anything I had never seen and I could not understand what it was in the middle of the sea.
“I’m a big fan of UFOs, I’ve seen a few with my own eyes. Couldn’t tell what it is. The way it flies, it’s kind of vertical, not horizontal like a plane.”
The post drew a lot of skepticism from the group’s more cynical members. Edward said: “There are quite a few non-believers in the group. I set it up and people started saying all kinds of things.
“I don’t know why non-believers are in this group if they’re going to tell the whole story. I know what I saw and it wasn’t a seagull, I’ve never seen a seagull that looked like this .
“Some people said it looked like a rising body, like Jesus. One person even said it looked like Michael Jackson doing his hat off pose. I don’t think it’s a rising body and I certainly don’t think so. not that it’s Michael Jackson.
“It’s just something I can’t identify, so I would classify it as a UFO. Personally, I think if aliens were to be anywhere on the planet, they would be around places like Greenland or Antarctica.
“I really think it’s not from this earth. And if it’s from Earth, the only other thing I think it might be is something the military is working on. They might be testing somewhere there, like a drone or something we haven’t seen yet.
“Whenever I see UFOs I get excited, I’ve seen a few over the years. I look up more than most people, so maybe that’s why I see them always.”
Commenters shared their responses to Edward’s comments with a mixture of cynicism and amusement. One wrote: “It is very clearly the Lord and savior Himself.”
A second said: “Looks like a rising or falling body.” Another commented: “My God. It’s clearly a seagull.”
One wrote: “Ah yes, such high resolution imagery means we can instantly identify anything in the sky. Definitely a UFO as it’s impossible to verify what it was if they are the only pictures.”