ABC News reported today on the present state of the UFO phenomenon in a fairly generalized piece titled Lights in the Sky: Looking for New Evidence of Life Outside Earth, which among other things discussed the Stephenville UFO flap from earlier in 2008. Below was something else that caught my eye in the piece, having to do with how easily UFOs might be photographed thanks to modern conveniences like cell phones with built-in cameras:

Because nearly every cell phone now comes equipped with a camera and many people have video cameras at home, most who encounter something strange in the sky have the ability to document it.

But photos and videos taken by individuals are often dismissed as fake, doctored or too blurry to be recognizable. And while more than 80 million Americans believe that we have been visited by aliens from outer space, many feel their claims are not taken seriously.

Are UFOs really any easier to photograph with camera phones? The fact that the

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Author: Micah Hanks

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