Unidentified Aerial Phenomena

Photographer Captures “UFO” Outside Netherlands Castle

Amateur photographer Corinne Federer has captured an intriguing unidentified object outside of Muiderslot Castle in the Netherlands.

The object, which appears in the photograph as a long blurred cylinder with “fins,” has left Federer and others “dumbfounded.” She’s shared the original photograph, as well as grayscale and high-contrast versions, on her photography blog Elyktra Photoart.

Possible explanations for the object have already popped up: insects, an airplane, a weather balloon, a falling whale suddenly facing an existential crisis.

Anything’s possible.

You can read all of the technical details of the photograph itself and how it was shot at her blog, but Federer says “something would have to be moving very fast to be blurred in the scene.”

“There were no aircraft present, no vapor trails as you can see in the subsequent images. It is definitely not a bird and I’ve mostly rule out any insect based on the apparent distance from my position in the image. Here’s where it gets more interesting. In the +1 shot, you can see it again…coming from the opposite direction!! It appears to have turned around. It seems to be traveling in the direction where the two fins are as you can see some sore of trail coming off from left to right. “

The object over Muiderslot Castle
Image: Corinne Federer

At any rate, Federer is curious to hear your opinions, so be sure to leave your thoughts if you have any.


Rob Schwarz

Rob Schwarz is a writer, blogger, and part-time peddler of mysterious tales. Editor-in-chief of Stranger Dimensions.


  1. I was going to say zeplin-but no one uses those anymore, or a missile, but they don’t have fins. It almost looks like its warped or in mis spin like its traveling really fast. When was the photo taken?

    1. On a previous photo, Federer said she visited Muiderslot Castle on May 25, 2013, so I’m assuming that’s when this one was taken, as well.

      When I first looked at the photo, I thought maybe the object was just a weird cloud. But I don’t know; her description makes it sound a bit more complicated than that. Strange.

      1. Looks more like one of those “flying rod” things that you can’t see but show on film and video. check it out.


    2. It’s appears to be hoping far too fast for a zeplin and those ‘fins’ are not the right shape to believe that too!!
      They look far more like ‘strengthening struts’, or some kind of connection device.
      Either way, it looks like a horizontal rocket without the usual design ‘fins’.

      Perhaps I should add that I saw something very similar back in 1966 on the U.K. flying barely above rooftop level at almost walking pace – no sound or visible means of suport.
      Mine had 2 equally spaced lit up windows along its main body, and when I saw the rear view it displayed a large pale orange disc attached to the rear. This was at Midnight Portsmouth Hants.
      I was first alerted by a bright white light while I was in bed around midnight, curtains drawn and eyes closed, so you can visualise the intensity of light that alerted me.
      I had been working that day, and was not on drugs or had been drinking.
      Was this this ‘meant to be?
      Maybe, this is one of the same kind returning 52 years later?