Classic dragon observed and photographed over Tibet (2004)

Since my brother used to be such a great fan of classical dragons, I thought I would post this. In June 2004 a traveller going to Tibet’s Amdo region to attend the Qinghai-to-Xizang Railroad laying ceremony took two pictures from the flight. The spotting of the "Tibet Dragons" as he called them, was over the Himalayas.

The story goes he accidently caught these objects on photo. So much for credibility. Cool pictures anyway:)
The Tibet Dragons and enhanced

The Epoch Times’ article I got this from, has this to say about the picture (above): these two objects appear to have the characteristics of crawling creatures: The bodies seem to be covered by scales, the backs have spine-like protuberances, and also they have gradually thinning rear ends. Although the photo caught only a portion of the entire scene, it was sufficient to create the appearance of two gigantic dragons flying in the clouds.

First of all, these objects are not on the ground. In fact, they don’t resemble objects at all, but jet-streams from a passing airplane, the size of a F-16 or similar. Growing up near a military air base, we saw these "dragons" all the time. And since the amateur photographer accidently caught these objects, it seems to me plausible that he was just a little bit too late to catch the one (or two?) fighter jets he was so eager to get a picture of.
Or it could simply be a scratch in the airplane window (look at the original version).
But I like the pictures, though.
And I do believe there is more to the legends than lies. Further down in the article, The Epoch Times mentions the "falling dragons" happenings. The last reported incident of a falling dragon was in 1944. Allthough romantic, I find it easy to draw a parallell to Dr. Ouellet’s Political Sociology of Alien Encounters. China, the Kingdom of the center of the Earth, lost its greatness after colonization and less successful communistic reforms. Dragons, China’s most used symbol of greatness (among other things), falling to the ground should be an apparent parallell to the pseudo-conscious political self-esteem of the Chinese man and woman.

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