May 3, 2013 – Willow Street, Pennsylvania – 8 PM EDT

PHOTO & ENLARGEMENT OF OBJECT SEEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY WITNESS.

PHOTO & ENLARGEMENT OF OBJECT SEEN & PHOTOGRAPHED BY WITNESS.


Description: I saw this object in the sky and then took a picture of it.

Note: This photo lacks “descriptive information” indicating that it could have been created with a computer program. However, there is no “digital signature” showing that the photo was edited and/or fabricated. Sunset was at 8:02 PM EDT so the Sun had just set when the object was photographed.

Photo Analyst Dave Mason Writes: Bill: I think it’s a hoax. The pixels, saturation and hue may be consistent with the rest of the background image. However the “clue” of inconsistency is that the upper projections attached and above the object are motion blurred greater than the larger object below. (See annotated photo below.) This indicates that it’s likely an oval object that has been floated by attached balloons. The balloons are swinging in the wind thus causing the increase of motion blur when compared with the rest of the image. I hope this helps.

ANNOTATED PHOTO SHOWING MOTION BLUR PER DAVE MASON ANALYSIS.

ANNOTATED PHOTO SHOWING MOTION BLUR PER DAVE MASON ANALYSIS.

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7 Responses to May 3, 2013 – Willow Street, Pennsylvania – 8 PM EDT

  1. KEN PFEIFER says:

    THAT IS A GREAT PHOTO.

  2. Jackie Windon says:

    I have family that lives in that area. Do you know who submitted the picture? I wouldn’t mind talking to them when I go back to visit in September.

  3. T.R. Stone says:

    I vote hubcap.

  4. TT says:

    It’s a flying hairpiece.

  5. Gerald says:

    I think it is an atmospheric mirage. It appears to be an ocean vessel more likely in the Atlantic Ocean. Somewhere I saw a story about a woman on the gulf coast seeing a weird looking UFO near the gulf coast. I found out about a new type of cruise ship and it was an exact match. The sky near the coast are reflecting images of ships on the ocean. This is due to a warm upper atmosphere. This is a symptom of global warming I think.

  6. Barbara G. says:

    Its a good thing that we have Mr. Mason to explain the hoaxers. There seems to be a lot of them that uses this site wanting attention from the public. Which is too bad. I have seen some interesting sightings in the past.

  7. Dara Smythe says:

    I have no opinion on this photo, but do have a question: If, as you say, it doesn’t seem to have been “edited and/or fabricated”, where are the balloons that the photo analyst claims may be floating the object?