30-year-old Nick O’Donoghue, a software support team manager from Ireland, was flying aboard an EasyJet airplane from Austria to Cork at 30,000 feet when he noticed a bizarre humanoid-like figure outside his window. He grabbed his camera and snapped the amazing photo above which shows a strange shadowy figure, resembling a giant robot, walking across the clouds. Nick explained how he spotted the unusual sight:
“I was flying back from a work ski trip in Austria, I was on the window seat with two work colleges beside me. 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. I asked the ladies beside me to look at it too in case I was seeing things. They too were amazed!”
Potential guesses at the thing’s origin range from highly unusual cloud or weather disturbance to smoke from powerplant or factory smokestacks bursting through the cloud layer. Nick, however, isn’t so sure.
“It was in view for about two minutes as it was a good bit away in the distance… To be honest, I have no idea what it was.”