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Actor Russell Crowe Snaps UFO

By March 6, 2013

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Well-known actor Russell Crowe claims to have taken 3 time-lapse photos of what is being called a UFO. The object is bright red with a beam extending to the ground.

Crowe and a friend were attempting to capture images of fruit bats at Sydney's Royal Botanic Gardens. As you might expect, the photos were met with enthusiasm by some, and ridicule by others.

Negating claims of it being a lens flare, Crowe said: "Canon 5D, no flash, can't be lens flare because it moves, camera is fixed. The camera is on a balcony - not behind glass.''

See what you think at Crowe Captures UFO Images, and be sure to let us know your opinion.


March 7, 2013 at 11:46 am
(1) KevinM says:


March 8, 2013 at 8:53 am
(2) Roswell Lab Technician says:

Read the article…and saw the photos…you can see what the newspaper thought of it with the following headline:

Has Rusty officially gone batty?

The newspaper …clearly deciding that the pictures are bogus…go onb to suggest that they were produced by RC as a publicity stunt because he was feeling a bit “peeved” that his new film wasn’t (in his view) being promoted properly. If RC is telling the truth, however, then these photos could well be of a UFO. I think the “lens flare” argument put forward to de-bunk the photographs doesn’t stack up and can be discounted. Could there be another terrestrial explanation perhaps ? All suggestions welcome I’m sure. In the meantimne, thanks for posting Billy

March 8, 2013 at 2:29 pm
(3) Arlene says:

It’s lens flair from lights at the Botanical Gardens where he was. You can see two other light distortions right in the photo.

When did he get the name Rusty? He kind of is on this one.

March 9, 2013 at 5:51 am
(4) Alan says:

Are you not entertained by the sail boat?

A possible explanation has been put forward by YouTube channel owner ParaBreakdown, “Breakdown – Russell Crowe UFO Mystery Solved,” published on 6 March 2013:


March 11, 2013 at 5:35 pm
(5) Jeff D says:

Lens flare. The length of the exposure makes the flare from the passing vehicles on the road look like a cylindrical object, and their headlamps appear to be the “Beam”.

March 11, 2013 at 10:11 pm
(6) Wink44 says:

Once again, self-appointed photo analyst experts have summarily concluded that, without doubt, the images are nothing more than lens flare- and from invisible automobiles no less! However a closer examination of the lighted (and obviously over-exposed, as is so often the case) object does indicate vertical fin-like structure, especially on the right side, and which are included in the beam (?) shining downward. If this is lens flare, as alleged, how does one explain such an anomaly? About all one can reasonably conclude from these images is that it is an unknown that appears to defy simple explanation. Sorry to rain on your parade, spoofers.

March 13, 2013 at 7:12 am
(7) Barbara says:

Photoshopped. At least that is my opinion.

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