Description: I live in Cathlamet, WA. In December, 2012 I took a picture of this beautiful sunset and afterwards these objects showed up in the photo. I did not see anything with my naked eyes. The picture was taken with my IPhone, from my back deck. I am not sure of the date or time, but I have looked at the pictures before and after and I am thinking that the photo was taken around late December, 2012 at sunset.
Note: Normally I don’t excited about photos taken of sunsets that show unknown objects as they frequently can be the result of lens flares. However, I received comments from professional photographers that the lights (objects?) in this photo are not lens flares. Sometimes we can be too quick to explain away UFO sightings from causative factors such as lens flares, UAV’s, etc. Heck some of these sightings and/or photos could “really” be UFOS!
The lights in this photo could be visible only in the near infrared. Many cameras will capture images visible in a small portion of the “near infrared.”
Comment From Dr. Richard O’Conner (Local UFO Researcher): This is an interesting photo Bill. This is certainly a beautiful sunset and it’s appearance would have conceivably compelled an individual to want to capture it in a photo. One would think that at least one of these objects, especially the one which appears to be closest to the camera, would be large enough to have drawn the attention of the photographer if it was in the visible EM spectrum and it was moving slowly enough to be registered by the photographer as something in motion. We can surmise that it must have been totally silent, assuming it is indeed an object/UFO and not a photographic anomaly of some kind which it does not appear to be. Did the photographer report hearing any noise outside at the time the photo was taken? This compels me to wonder if all of us may be (not) finding ourselves in the near-presence of UFOs everyday and simply not be aware that they are nearby! This is the kind of photographic evidence that scientists might be able to look at, analyze, and turn into real information which would help to explain how UFOs function – if, in the first place, they were told that UFOs are real and are coming here. This might be a good photo to include as a slide in your presentation?Note to Commenters: If you are reporting a sighting, be sure to include the location (city, state, country), date and time of your sighting. Be detailed in your description. You may also use our report form to report your sighting. Comments will only be published if they are in "good taste" and not inflammatory. Also the name that you list in the comment will be posted. Use abbreviations or aliases if you don't want your name listed.