The photo has been corroborated by the deputy chairman of the Saudi astronomy association, Sharaf al-Sifyati, who says :”when this Yemeni photographer contacted me and showed me that picture, I felt that he was telling the truth. I checked the picture and found that is authentic and does not involve any tricks or tampering. As for that object, I believe it is strange and unfamiliar but I am not sure it is a space object because these phenomena remain a possibility rather than a reality. I think this incident has to be fully investigated,” according to Saudi Arabic language daily
Ajel. Badiyan was using his camera to take shots of the mountain range, almost 90 kilometer from the capital Sanaa.
The photographer was not surprised at his sighting. “I have surfed the internet for similar sightings worldwide and found that the picture I captured is the clearest so far…
I believe that those who are behind such objects are advanced people who possess a very intelligent civilization,” Badiyan told Saudi and Yemeni newspapers.