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Old 10-08-2018, 04:20 PM
 
Location: Maine
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Full article: https://www.kingscountynews.ca/livin...alking-248257/

What was it? Shared story of daytime September UFO sighting on Cape Sable Island has people talking
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:05 PM
 
Location: Swiftwater, PA
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Was there any radar confirmation? It could have been a reflection. There was a moon up (although it was a half moon). That area does have light houses and many boats (possibly with search lights) that might cause a reflection. Maybe there was enough moisture in the air to act as a screen?
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Old 10-08-2018, 05:21 PM
 
Location: Madison, Alabama
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Interesting. This is the same place (and the same guy pictured in the article) of the sightings back in the mid-1960s. He seems competent enough, and the original story is intriguing.

The picture in the linked article looks more like a weather balloon than most UFOs that are attributed to being weather balloons. It's translucent and sort of "shimmery". I didn't notice if there was a video in the article.

There's also a well-known condition called "lens flare". If you point your camera directly at the setting sun and take a picture, you'll see what appears to be a circular object but in actuality is light bouncing around on the internal lens of the camera. You can't see the "object" with the naked eye, only in the picture. I've heard some people claim they've photographed the elusive "Niburu", or "Planet X" when it's just lens flare.
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Old 10-08-2018, 10:17 PM
 
Location: PRC
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Just a thought.

Sometimes the reflection from inside the camera shows the shape of the iris (which is the part which closes when the different stops are selected).

For example an f11 stop when pointing almost into the sun would be a quite small iris opening otherwise too much light would hit the 'film'/sensor.

If it showed up on the photo like this you would probably see the angular straight lines of the iris in the outside borders of the reflection or lens flare.
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Old 10-10-2018, 02:32 PM
 
Location: Aurora Denveralis
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A shining spot off an aircraft would produce exactly this effect. Perhaps a rare combination of elements, but five-nines against being an alien spacecraft.
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