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Mystery picture

I was just actioning the latest set of updates and activation reports to go on http://sotasummits.co.uk this morning, when I came across this strange selfie photo. Now I am well aware of the “wearing spikes on his head” jibe I get in the other (non-official) SOTA Facebook group, but here there appear to be two spikes.

One is, as usual, my SOTA Pole attached to my rucksack. But I cannot work out for the life of me what the other narrower one is or how it got there! There was a threat of thunderstorms on the day which kept me vigilantly monitoring the weather, but no thunder was heard nor any static detected on the radio. Even so, this would be a ridiculously extreme case of one’s hair sticking up on end - so I don’t think it’s that!

I wasn’t carrying anything else attached to my rucksack and all was OK with the camera lens on my phone as evidenced by prior and subsequent selfies!

While typing this, I think I’ve solved it - but I’ll leave the post/photo on for amusement value as it does look like a bad fancy dress prop!

Have you seen The Omen?

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It looks to me to be a chimney or mast of some sort in the distance behind you.

73 Ed.

The horror! The Horror!

:wink:

More like “Here’s Johnny!”.

Looking at some other pictures of the summit there appears to be telephone/power poles that follow the fenceline?

I am of the same conclusion as you Zach @K9WBZ .

It threw me for ages!