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Sighting Reports 2006

Photo of "Rod" UFO Taken From Hotel Balcony in Astoria, OR

UFO "Rod" Photograph Off Of The Cannery Pier Hotel Balcony
UFO "Rod" Photograph Off Of The Cannery Pier Hotel Balcony
Astoria Bridge, Highway 101 - Oregon

Cannery Pier Hotel. This is the Location Where the Photo Was Taken From
Photo Was Taken Off of the Balcony of This Hotel

Map Showing Location of Astoria, Oregon
Map Showing Location of Astoria, Oregon

Date of Sighting: March 23, 2006
Time of Sighting: 6:32 PM PST
Date Sighting Reported: April 28, 2007
Location of Sighting: Astoria, Oregon
Latitude: 46.19 Degrees North
Longitude: 123.85 Degrees East
Number of Witnesses: Object Apparently Was Not Seen, But Discovered on Photo
Weather: Cloudy Skies. Cloud Ceiling 8,500 Feet. Visibility 10 Miles. Calm Winds.

Description (In Witness's Own Words): After investigating the photo below, I came across information about UFO Rods which appear in photographs. Typically, these rods will appear when it's towards sunrise or sunset like conditions and can't be seen by the naked eye but can be picked up with a digital camera if the conditions are good. As you can see, the blow up insert is not pixelated like numerous UFO photos and the original image is unedited, proving its authenticity. You can download the zip file containing the original IMG_0950 photo created by my Canon Digital Rebel Camera here and have a look for yourself if you like. The original JPEG photo is 3072x2048 and is approximately 2.46MB zipped. I'm a Photoshop user and you can see for yourself - The original (non-pixelated) photo I have zipped up for skeptics is not doctored up. Grab it and zoom in all you want ... this is real. Although the image looks like it could be an airplane ... I've never seen one with transparent wings? I used a Canon Digital Rebel Camera (8.2 Megapixel) to take the photo.

Investigator's Notes: Apparently the photographer did not see this object, but later discovered it upon blowup of the photo. The advantage of this photo is that it was taken with a high resolution digital camera and can therefore be subjected to more extensive analysis. The photographer supplied the original uneditied image (not shown in this report). My impression is that the original image has "not been tampered with" and is a real photo. The object in the photo is most unusual and I don't have an explanation for what it could be. (Some researchers refer to these objects as "rods".) I will be contacting the witness for more information.