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Featured Image Credit: Sheffield Hallam University/Craig Lindsay
The world’s ‘clearest UFO photo’ has finally been published, 30 years after it was snapped by two hikers in the Scottish Highlands.
The unbelievable image shows a diamond-shaped object hovering in the sky, while a fighter jet flies behind it in the distance.
Dubbed the ‘Calvine Photograph’, the image was originally handed over to Scotland's Daily Record newspaper before being passed onto the Ministry of Defence (MoD), but was never seen by the public.
The identity of the hikers who snapped the photo remains unknown, but it was captured on 4 August 1990 about 35 miles north-west of Perth, near Calvine.
Academic and journalist Dr David Clarke recently uncovered the photo after years of research.
Dr Clarke made contact with Craig Lindsay, a former RAF press officer, who had kept a copy of the photo after the story was looked into back in the nineties.
According to The Sun, the hikers watched as the unidentified object, estimated to be 100ft in length, hovered in the air for around ten minutes before quickly shooting upwards and disappearing.
Lindsay was still in possession of the original envelope that contained the Calvine photos.
Alongside Vinnie Adams, from campaign group UAP Media UK, Dr Clarke has now ensured the image be filed at Sheffield Hallam University’s archives.
Adams told the paper: "It’s been a privilege to work on this case with such a dedicated team of researchers.
"After 32 years, and an intensive investigation, it feels good to be able to show this elusive photograph to the world."
Adams also asked that anyone with information about the hikers’ identities come forward.
Back in June, a British hacker shared his findings after breaking into NASA files two decades ago.
The US tried to extradite Gary McKinnon after he gained access to NASA files, and threatened the 56-year-old hacker with 60 years behind bars.
Following lengthy appeals, then-home secretary Theresa May blocked McKinnon’s extradition, and he recently opened up about exactly what he found on NASA computers.
McKinnon claimed to have unearthed ‘thousands’ of images, one of which showed a cigar-shaped alien spacecraft.
McKinnon gained access to the images between February 2001 and March 2002 and is certain the space agency is ‘covering up evidence of alien life’.
He explained: "It's a fact that there are objects we don't understand flying around in our skies, it's also a fact that there are scientific, intelligence and military departments that study these objects.
"I was absolutely gobsmacked and those folders had thousands more images.”