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.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.
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?
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.
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.
It’s a flying hairpiece.
I vote hubcap.
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.
THAT IS A GREAT PHOTO.