UFO sighting
UFO sighting in Russia earlier this yearImage Credit:YouTube Screenshot

A photographer from Canada captured a black speck which he believes is an UFO (Unidentified Flying Object) hovering over the North Shore Mountain in Vancouver, British Columbia.

Anthony Ellis from Canada captured the object over the mountain on 25 May at around 10 a.m.  

According to the Vancouver Sun, Ellis realised that the speck was hovering over the mountain only when he downloaded and viewed the image to his computer.

"I was quite surprised," Ellis told the news site. Ellis, who believes the object is UFO, said that he had not altered or photoshopped the image and the same speck do not appear on other photographs taken at the same time.

The latest UFO sighting adds to the increased number of UFO reports in Canada. According to the 2012 annual Canadian UFO survey, the number of UFO sightings is believed to have increased in the past one year.

The annual report Ufology Research claims that over 1,981 sightings were reported last year as compared to 986 in 2011. According to the report, there has been a 100 percent increase in the reported sightings in 2012 compared to 2011.

The sightings generally increase in spring and summer months, Vancouver Sun reported.

Chris Rutkowski, a civilian science writer, who also produced the Canadian UFO survey since 1989, said that the possible reason for increase number of sightings is that people are watching the skies more often as compared to before.

"It's something across the board," Rutkowski said, "People in Canada were actually looking up into the sky more than in previous years."