Story - So Nearly Proof At Last

photo taken by me - Alien in Bar 21, Manchester
Preston, England
July 10, 2016 5:31pm CST
At last, after years of my theories getting me laughed at I had proof of the existence of UFO’s. For all the modern digital cameras around, it was my old fashioned system that did it – the vast silver saucer ship was clearly hovering over Loch Ness – the Diplodocus-like monster can be seen surfacing, drawn in curiosity by the eerie green glow reflecting on the surface of the waters, looking up in bemusement at the craft, with its little bug-eyed green men looking out of the windows and my slow exposure captured it all. I excitedly rushed home to my dark room in my shared flat in Inverness to process the film that was going to make me rich and famous. I gave out strict instructions not to disturb me and hung a developing in progress - do not enter sign on the dark room door. I was so almost there – the prints were just starting to appear on the emulsion, when there was a clicking switch sound and a blinding glare that ruined everything. I had barely started yelling my warning not to, but then … some idiot turned on the lights. My precious negatives were trashed in an instant. I wait Loch-side with my new digital camera, but neither sky nor waters have revealed their mysteries again for me. I am losing hope now after thirty years. Arthur Chappell
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@JudyEv (119170)
• Bunbury, Australia
11 Jul 16
Oh dear! How could that happen? Now you may never be vindicated.
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• United States
11 Jul 16
don'tcha know that alien being's don't cater to folks takin' photo's 'f 'em, hon? i'd love to send'ja a postcard, ya know that roswell, nm sightin' t'was only 100 miles from here :D
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• Preston, England
12 Jul 16
cool, I'd love a Roswell postcard - I'll PM you my address @crazyhorseladycx
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• United States
12 Jul 16
@arthurchappell i'd sure be tickled to send'ja some :D hopefully i'll be gettin' out this next batch'f mailin' 'fore this week's out.
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• Preston, England
12 Jul 16
@crazyhorseladycx no hurry thanks
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@GardenGerty (96801)
• Marion, Kansas
10 Jul 16
Just when you were so very close. I can imagine your frustration. Now you wait with hope, again on the shore.
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• Preston, England
10 Jul 16
that would be just my luck for sure @GardenGerty
@mom210 (6517)
• Atlanta, Georgia
13 Jul 16
I say keep waiting, your patience will pay off in the end. Take a lunch with you though
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@teamfreak16 (40534)
• Colorado Springs, Colorado
12 Jul 16
Ha! I did not see that coming. Very clever.
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@Jessicalynnt (47790)
• Centralia, Missouri
11 Jul 16
bwhahaha, bet the aliens made someone turn on the lights!
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@Asylum (48282)
• Manchester, England
11 Jul 16
I should have warned you Arthur, most interstellar craft are fitted with photography detectors and remote light activation units in case of such incidents.
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@OreoBrownie (3491)
• Elberton, Georgia
11 Jul 16
Bravo! You have me hooked. Don't give up on this idea.
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@akalinus (14611)
• United States
10 Jul 16
They shed a little light on the subject. Too bad, it must not be full disclosure time yet.
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@Drosophila (16729)
• Ireland
10 Jul 16
guess its just not meant to be
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@Susan2015 (20213)
• United States
10 Jul 16
Who turned on the lights? Shame on them.
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