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Ghostly Mirage Of Village Appears Over English Channel (Photos)

by | 26th, June 2011

TO Durdle Dor in Dorset to see the mirage. Did you see it? It was incredible. There in the distance over the waves towards France stood a line of buildings atop a rolling hill. This town had no roots. The place floated on a milky haze of mist and humidity.

Back in March, the news media reported on a mirage in China. A ‘ghost city’ hung above the Xin’an River in Huanshan City. It was eerily clear, a lost world resting on the backs of turtles.

This Dorset mirage was softer, a gentler English vision. There were no hard edge and thrusting edifices. This was pastoral, a scene from Thomas Hardy’s time of slights and whispers. We took some photos. But they do not do the mirage justice. If you were there and saw it, do send in a picture…



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