May 23, 2015 I Paul Seaburn

Green Jellyfish UFO Seen Over the Netherlands

A nature lover taking photographs of clouds during a storm in the province of Groningen in the Netherlands noticed a flash while taking a picture. He knew it wasn’t the flash of his camera so assumed it was lightning. When he developed the shot, the flash appeared as a green jellyfish UFO.

Harry Clipperton blogs nature photos and that’s what he was planning to do with the storm shots he took while walking on May 19th in the town of in Onlanden. Instead, he posted it as a UFO sighting and it was picked up by a local news site and distributed around the Internet. While some describe it as a flying saucer, the green tail make it look more like a jellyfish UFO.

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Harry Clipperton's photograph of a green jellyfish UFO

The jellyfish is a common shape for UFOs. When well-formed like the one seen in Groningen, the tentacles look like part of the craft’s propulsion system. A photographer in Andenesm, Norway had a similar sighting in 2010 of a UFO near the Northern Lights that looked like a parachute-shaped jellyfish.

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Green jellyfish UFO near Northern Lights

Some of these jellyfish UFO sightings, especially during storms, are attributed to hole-punch clouds, like this one in Sacramento, California, in 2014.

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Jellyfish UFO or hole-punch cloud?

Another possibility is that jellyfish UFOs are not ships but actual life forms. Dr Maggie Alderin-Pocock, a scientist at the European space company Astrium, says they could be living creatures floating in the atmosphere and absorbing nutrients or fuel through their tentacles. Some believe that the tentacles fall to earth as the angel hair often found after UFO sightings.

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Jellyfish UFO tentacle or alien angel hair?

Harry Clipperton didn’t report finding any angel hair and his green jellyfish UFO seems to be pointed in the wrong direction to be a hole-punch cloud. The shape is so well-defined, it’s almost more like a mushroom with some sort of exhaust or propellant coming out of the bottom of the stem.

Any other thoughts on what Harry Clipperton may have photographed over Onlanden?

Paul Seaburn

Paul Seaburn is the editor at Mysterious Universe and its most prolific writer. He’s written for TV shows such as "The Tonight Show", "Politically Incorrect" and an award-winning children’s program. He's been published in “The New York Times" and "Huffington Post” and has co-authored numerous collections of trivia, puzzles and humor. His “What in the World!” podcast is a fun look at the latest weird and paranormal news, strange sports stories and odd trivia. Paul likes to add a bit of humor to each MU post he crafts. After all, the mysterious doesn't always have to be serious.

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