David Morris didn’t expect that a photo that left him confused would make him internet famous… Over the weekend as he strolled the coast of England, David saw an ocean liner that appeared to be floating several stories ABOVE the water! Seems impossible right? My guess was aliens, however thanks to science that seems to not be the case. The photo (seen below) is the result of a superior mirage, which occurs when the temperature difference between the sea and the air causes a change in air density and forces light from the sun to bend around the horizon.

If you really want to feed your noggin’ take a leisurely read through THIS ARTICLE that explains superior mirages in depth… you may want to have some aspirin ready because it gets pretty technical!

Photo taken by David Morris off the coast of england