Towards the end of last year, up in the skies above Scotland, an unusual unidentified flying object was witnessed by multiple people in Angus. A barrage of people witnessed what was described as a white light on December 29 at about 2 PM before mysteriously disappearing minutes later. It had many folks asking are ufos real.
It was described as being white in color and either a disk or wedge shaped in appearance. A barrel full of possible explanations had been hypothesized, everything from UFOs, lens flare, defective camera equipment, weird cloud formations to top-secret military fighter planes.
Well, the verdict is in. After considerable investigation, the British UFO research Association has identified the object as a moon dog. A moon dog is actually a type of ice cloud which is hardly ever seen.
Chairman Matt Lyons said: ”The sun setting and position of the moon at the time helped cause more illumination of ice crystals which are generally around in the higher part of the atmosphere, about the same height as air planes cruise at, around the 25-30,000 foot level.
”The official name for a moon dog is a paraselene if seen at 22 degrees. If the image is at 90, 120 or 140 degrees then it’s known as a parantiselene.”
Matt also mentioned that this was undoubtedly one of nature’s most rarest and beautiful sights and shapes in the sky.