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Given the steep slope of the rear (flat?) windscreen, possbly the reflection of a torch (flashlight) on the back seat ...[attachment=13622]
... torch was wedged in a vertical position and shining straight up on to the rear window, which is inclined at close to 45 degrees.
Have you ever tried to reproduce this phenomena ?, do you recall if you had a torch and was the back shelf stuffed wit luggage ?.
[Bugger! I should have known you'd get it. It wasn't actually on the back seat. There is a storage compartment behind the back seat, and the torch was wedged in a vertical position and shining straight up on to the rear window, which is inclined at close to 45 degrees.
A couple of years ago, while I was still in my teens, my friend "Joe" and I went on a camping holiday. Joe borrowed his sister's rather antiquated VW bug, which had a very small rear window, for transportation.One evening, after we had pitched our tent at a campsite, we headed for the small town about 15 miles away in search of refreshments and companionship. The companionship bit turned out to be a bit of a bust. Consequently, I may have overdone the refreshment bit just a tad before we headed back to the campsite.During the return trip, I became aware of a strange light shining through the rear window of the VW. I looked back in alarm."@#$%^&! Joe! There's a policeman standing on the back bumper and he's shining his torch through the window" I said. (I'm really not making this up. Joe would corroborate my story if he was still with us. Actually, he reminded me about it a few years ago.)However, when we got to the campsite, there was no sign of any policemen. No detached fingers stuck in the air intake grill. Nothing.What do you think I actually saw?