Doctor from Montana, USA, claims to have captured photographs of UFOs which serve as evidence that flying saucers exist.
Dr Richard O’Connor, 60, has snapped almost 280,000 pictures using two motion detector cameras which are locked on the sky at his home in Helena, Montana, USA.
But he believes the latest few include the long-sought evidence of alien-flown UFOs (unidentified flying objects).
The semi-retired anesthesiologist at St. Peter’s Hospital in Helena, claims there are no other logical explanations for the sequence of five pictures showing an object flying through the skies.
He said: “In my opinion, even a hardened sceptic would say ‘Wow, that is what I expect a UFO would look like.’
“It appears to be a light source. These photographs are proof positive that UFOs are real.”
After he posted them online, a fury of debate erupted among the UFO community, with some suggestions they were fake or not conclusive proof.
Now Dr O’Connor is enlisting more photo experts to examine his captures.
Some have claimed Dr O’Connor has not come into the research impartially, as he has been a long supporter of the crop circles being caused by aliens myth and heads the Crop Circles Research Foundation.
He is also a believer of the 1947 Roswell “UFO crash” incident in New Mexico through his friendship with Jesse Marcel Jr, whose father Major Jesse Marcel is said to have shown him, when aged just 10, pieces of wreckage from the alleged UFO crash at the time.
Dr O’Connor put up two Reconyx Hyperfire PC 900 Trail cameras 30 feet high on the southeast corner of his house, hoping to catch some evidence of UFOs if they set off the motion detector.
When triggered by motion, the cameras, which are about 30 feet off the ground, shoot 20 photos at approximately 1-second intervals.
The cameras shoot 20 photos at one second intervals if activated and this has seen him snap several birds, squirrels and wind-blow treetops.
But he finally snapped what he says he has been looking for – proof of UFOs – this winter.
He said: “Basically what you see it a very symmetrical, smooth and reflective surface that appears to have his own light source.”
He says he has no knowledge how to manipulate images and has sent the stills to the National UFO Reporting Center (NUFORC) which investigates and keeps a database of UFO sightings.
Peter Davenport, head of NUFORC, sent them to a photo-analyst for further investigation.
The unnamed analyst said: “Bottom line, I think the images are real, but remain a mystery.
“I suspect the lights in the first and last photos are sun reflections off of something rather than any propulsion system.
“Thus, I conclude it is a puzzle to solve rather than a fake.”
However, a separate analyst, who looked at them, suggested they were “100 % fake, ” angering Dr O’Connor who swore to take a lie detector test over them.
Dr O’Connor added “What you see there is what came off that camera.”They deserve to be studied in a “well-funded, unbiased scientific study to determine if we are being visited.”
A third analyst gave him more hope, reporting: “This photo is an interesting one. The colours of the object resembles the surrounding blue sky and clouds.
“This would naturally occur with highly reflective silver objects.
“The fact it was 1/20 second frame rules out balloons or other man-made objects.
“It also indicates the objects decelerated and accelerated and held position for just one frame, as there’s no elongated motion line that would have occurred if the velocity was constant.”
Dr O’Connor added: “I am interested in the truth.
“If I am subject to criticism to get to the bottom of this, then I guess it’s part of the deal.”
Scott C waring, editor of UFO Sightings Daily, said: ‘This has to be the most clear UFO photo we have seen all year long.
“It was shot during the day, in a part of Montana that has a very low population.”
An online poster said: I don’t know what they are, but it does not prove UFOs and aliens just yet.”