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'Giant robot' photographed by plane passenger


Posted on Friday, 15 January, 2016 | Comment icon 56 comments

The image was caught on camera during a flight to Ireland. Image Credit: CC BY-SA 2.0 Christopher Doyle
A peculiar picture, which shows what looks like a figure walking on the clouds, has gone viral online.
Nick O'Donoghue had been on an EasyJet flight from Austria to Ireland when he spotted something rather unusual out of the plane's window. Grabbing his camera, he managed to capture several images of what appeared to be a large humanoid figure walking on top of the clouds.

The photograph would later go on to generate a great deal of interest online with Internet users suggesting that it looked a lot like the Iron Giant from the animated movie of the same name.


"I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me," he said. "They were talking like crazy and I was gazing out the window, as you do. I could see this figure in the distance in front of us and then as we flew closer this shape appeared."

"It was in view for about two minutes as it was a good bit away in the distance. To me it looked like the Michelin man but to be honest I have no idea what it was."

Source: Mail Online | Comments (56)

Tags: Clouds, Airline


 
Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #47 Posted by Merc14 on 18 January, 2016, 21:23
Clouds are amazing really.. Now you have really confused QX
Comment icon #48 Posted by Astra. on 19 January, 2016, 2:57
I thought it was just a guy walking across some snow Hey - don't sweat it You weren't the only one who wasn't sure what to make of it. Apart from cloud or smoke.. I was also leaning to the side - as it being a possible hoax....as they certainly pop up a lot I
Comment icon #49 Posted by Princess Serenity on 19 January, 2016, 3:49
Saw this on tumblr and thought it was Bigfoot. :/
Comment icon #50 Posted by qxcontinuum on 19 January, 2016, 5:14
it was a helium baloon potential man shaped. Is ridiculous to believe plumes can act so random moving up to a vertical plan while all the rest of the clouds are horizontal. In the same time the temperature is very low in the upper atmosphere so plumes won't make it there since it affects their density becaming heavier.
Comment icon #51 Posted by IBelieveWhatIWant on 19 January, 2016, 5:53
Clouds are amazing really.. If only the plane was flying towards the left and not the right.
Comment icon #52 Posted by Astra. on 19 January, 2016, 6:27
it was a helium baloon potential man shaped. Is ridiculous to believe plumes can act so random moving up to a vertical plan while all the rest of the clouds are horizontal. In the same time the temperature is very low in the upper atmosphere so plumes won't make it there since it affects their density becaming heavie
Comment icon #53 Posted by Otto von Pickelhaube on 19 January, 2016, 7:50
well the above statement is very superficial ! So you really believe the entire mass of clouds are moved by winds on to a different plan (horizontal) while the plumes made by power plants are reaching to the clouds in a sort of very condense mass unaffected by the same winds moving the clouds to be dissipated ? Sweet Jesus ! ... So it's more likely to be a giant Robot walking on clouds?
Comment icon #54 Posted by Merc14 on 19 January, 2016, 14:00
it was a helium baloon potential man shaped. Is ridiculous to believe plumes can act so random moving up to a vertical plan while all the rest of the clouds are horizontal. In the same time the temperature is very low in the upper atmosphere so plumes won't make it there since it affects their density becaming heavier. What is wrong with you? Astra posted several photos of plumes doing just that? Have you ever seen a nuclear explosion? Second, since you refused to answer there is little or no wind that say so whatever you were on about regarding different wind speeds was completely wrong as we... [More]
Comment icon #55 Posted by Jungleboogie on 20 January, 2016, 9:52
It's an oddball black cloud floating just above the whities, casting a shadow on them. I watch clouds a fair bit, a small black tuft floating near all white is fairly common, the shape is random, could be anything on any given day imo. Cool image though.
Comment icon #56 Posted by Jungleboogie on 20 January, 2016, 10:00
Clouds are amazing really.. Ah yes, the rare Peniculus Thrombus. The first one looks photoshopped though.


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