Does this photograph show a heavenly anomaly worthy of further research, or is it just a lucky shot? Having seen it, should we be on the alert for tiny visitors with enormous eyes?
What it shows is a jet trail breaking up into tufts of cloud. That’s it.
On the other hand, when have we allowed facts to stand in the way of a good yarn?
One day a writer gifted with imagination working overtime may find this old photograph, consider it a discovery of the first magnitude, and end up writing a convincing account about what really appeared in the sky way back in 2012.