Wednesday, January 29, 2014

Florida photo capture looks like disc UFO

An Orlando, FL, witness reported a possible UFOcaptured on a digital camera after shooting a series of sky images from the World Center Marriott Resort, according to January 27, 2014, testimony in Case 53770 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.
The witness only noticed "a curving brighter line in the clouds" at 7:11 a.m. on January 24, 2014, while taking a series of three images in a panorama style, thought it was a jet contrail, and only noticed the odd photo days later on the computer.
"When I blew the image up to 1:1 pixel view I was astounded to see that my 'contrail' was actually a sharply defined disc resting in the clouds about 15-20 degrees above the horizon," the witness stated. The disc was tilted toward me, the top partially obscured by the clouds but the bright edge of the disc very clearly visible."
The witness submitted Image 1 and Image 2 with theMUFON report.
"The image was taken with an Olympus OM-D E-M5 using an Olympus 14-150mm lens at 14mm. The E-M5 is a micro 4/3 camera and the short side of the image at 14mm covers approx 45 degrees. By laying a grid over the image I was able to determine that the diameter of the disc was covering approximately 2 degrees. Guesstimating that the object might be as much as 5-10 miles away I concluded that the size of the disc might be about 850-1700 feet. The image of the disc appears on two of the three overlapping images I made for the pano. There are only a few seconds elapsed between the two images and the disc shows no apparent motion. I am attaching the jpeg image of the pano I created along with a 1:1 pixel crop of the area showing the disc which is located at the lower left of the pano."
Florida is a current UFO ALERT 3 rating, with a high number of UFO sightings nationally. Florida had 33 reports in December 2013 - while California had 68 reports - the highest reporting state in the nation.
You can read more details about other recently reported cases at the UFO Examiner home page.