UFO Sighting

Sighting Basics

Case Number 55726
Log Number US-04232014-0022
Date Submitted 04/23/2014 07:23 UTC
Date of the Event 08/29/2013 09:54 UTC
Source MUFON
Disposition Unresolved
Summary took photo (later discovered on photo) of object either diving into or flying up out of lake in Michigan on August 29, 2013
Tags disc ufo uso photo

Sighting Location

City Suttons Bay
Region Michigan
Country United States
Latitude 44.976666
Longitude -85.650639
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Sighting Specifics

Viewing Distance 501 Feet - 1 Mile, Unknown
Sighting Duration 00:00:05
Object Features Appendage(s), Other
Object Flight Path Straight-line path,Other
Object Shape Other
Weather Factors Unknown

Sighting Details

I was vacationing with a friend last year on the east and west side of Michigan around Lake Lelanau and Suttons Bay...took lots of photos with a hand-held, pocket-style, Panasonic HD "point-and-shoot" collapsible lens...and proceeded to "color enhance" my photos using Photoshop. As I was also adjusting the "brightness level"...I noticed something bizarre off in the distance of the lake...and cannot explain just what appears to be either "coming out of"...or "plunging into" the water. I am stymied...due to the fact that I didn't see anything with the naked eye when I shot this...as well as the fact that there is something rather "rectangular" just out in front of the object...yet hollow in nature. Given MUFON���S experience at deducing "truly unidentifiable, ergo, a UFO/USO" versus "this can be explained" phenomena ... can anyone shed some light as to what this might be? I took numerous other photos with some birds flying...and quite frankly, given the great distance that this one photo in which the object appears to be from shore...plus the fact that it is NOT a "plunging pelican", a ���crane������.nor clearly is it any bird ... I am at a loss to explain. There were no local light-weight planes around, no one sky-diving into the waters, no large sailboats cruising��� only occasional motor boats, and, in short, nothing out of the ordinary that one could either reasonably "hear" ...or "see" with the naked eye. The only phenomena the proceeding day were very, very thick clouds and fog that didn't lift until late in the day.. and it was a very humid day. August 29, 2013 (the day this photo was taken) was mostly ���unremarkable��� from a weather stand-point ���and/or incident standpoint. I saw nothing with the naked eye during the week I was driving with a friend in Michigan when visiting. Nobody saw anything out of the ordinary; I only discovered the ���object��� in the picture... in December���when I zoomed in with my computer��� to ���color correct��� and/or ���lighten/darken��� my photos before burning them on a CD ���and only one photo (of hundreds) had any unusual object that is not identifiable. I have NO rational explanation that would preclude a USO. I am a former tool designer as well as an artist...and my forte is "details"...to a tolerance of "plus or minus" .005 inches! I would appreciate finding out if anyone in Michigan has seen anything like this���either with their eyes as it happened���OR���on a photo viewed after-the-fact (similar to my photo and to the phenomenon in Britain where the little gal on the hill had some ���alien figure��� behind her on one of three exposures ���but not the other two when the ���film��� was developed). I have included the "original" digital snapshot...as well as two more "color enhanced JPEG's with arrows" that WERE PhotoShop'd...noting the very darkest one STILL doesn't give me a clue...but does give you a clue that the photo has not been "shopped". Thank you for your consideration.


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