ONE OF SEVERAL PHOTOS OF STRANGE METALLIC OBJECT.
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My Wife and I saw something very similar to this a few years ago in Pismo Beach, CA. We were on the way to Avila Beach on Highwya 101 and saw this cylinder hovering over a canyon. the only difference was that it was vertical, not horizontal. It looked like a huge version of a 50 gallon drum. I thought it might be a Cal Poly experiment, but I searched the news and could find nothing.
Slowly ascended, you say? No other anomalous motions? In which case I would suspect a mylar balloon of some sort.
I took these pictures. There were no anomalous or abrupt movements. It was pretty high in the sky when I saw it. I took a few pictures and it disappeared. It looked black or silver-ish.
Thanks for clarifying your sighting. The consensus among commenters is that you photographed a “solar” balloon. Some commenters were downright rude and stupid and those comments were not published.
Look how the exposed end of the balloon is bunched. Clearly a solar balloon, but cylindrical, check out these:
or this TinyURL, in case the above won’t work for you:
OBVIOUSLY a tubular solar balloon. Do some research before you post this rubbish.
Why don’t you think before you open your big mouth. You have no idea what it was.