UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 52584
Log Number US-12032013-0020
Date Submitted 12/03/2013 09:10 UTC
Date of the Event 12/03/2013 05:11 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary We were on a hike, looking for wildlife, saw something shiny above us (bit North) focused camera and snapped a shot, looked at the photo..went to grab another photo and it was gone.
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Sighting Location

City Punta Gorda
Region Florida
Country United States
Latitude 26.934184
Longitude -82.039766
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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance Over One Mile
Sighting Duration Undisclosed
Object Features None
Object Flight Path Stationary
Object Shape Boomerang
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

Two of us were walking in a public park looking to photograph wildlife and birds. We noticed something shiny in the sky above us (a bit North) so we used the camera to focus on it and take a photo. Checked the camera to see if we got a photo and then went to take another photo but the object was gone. We were seeing planes in the sky the entire time we were there and they all were very clearly leaving vapour trails. This object was not. Additionally, it was stationary while we saw it. It was there for one minute and gone the next. Husband's report on the photo: "Basically, this is the Canon RAW file loaded into Photoshop for pre-processing (contrast tweaked a bit so it's easier seen). The top image is the entire photograph, the focus point is centered directly on the "object". Taken right at sunset, so the sun was reflecting off this object. Jets in the atmosphere were producing contrails this evening, there is no associated contrail with the "object", and it was also extremely "high up", which leads me to believe it was outside of our atmosphere. However, it's too big to be a satellite and ISS' orbit didn't take the station overhead of us this evening, so it's not ISS. The second image is the photographed zoomed into 100%, centered on the object, and the third image is zoomed into 400% (as far as it'll go). Showing a "boomerang" shape. So... we have a boomerang shaped object reflecting sunlight and outside of the atmosphere... and it was a fast shutter, 1/400th, and taken at 400mm. Interesting to note, that SpaceX did launch a Falcon 9 rocket from Florida this evening however it's definitely not the Falcon 9 rocket, or the SES-8 payload that was launched this evening. My camera thinks it's currently 8:26am, and the actual time is 7:26p. The raw file is timestamped at 6:11am, which means it was taken at 5:11pm. The rocket launch was at 5:41pm."


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