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Undisclosed, Illinois (United States)

Sighted on Friday 20. March 2009
Reported on
Shape: Oval, Sphere | Duration: 00:02:00
Source:

I was testing my camera in combination with 15x binoculars fitted withsolar filters, and decided to photograph the sun , even though there wasconsiderable overcast. I took a number of shots of the solar disk. WhenI downloaded the images, one of them exhibited an oblong white spot. Iassumed at first that I was seeing some sort of optical artifact oraberration , but none of the other photos, all taken within minutes ofthis one, showed anything unusual. Upon closer inspection, I realizedthat the white spot had dimensionality. The upper portion of the imageis quite light. There must be significance to this brightness; the solarfilters I was using reduce the incoming sun light by a large factor, tenthousand times if I am not mistaken ! Then, there is the underside of theimage to consider. To me , it is obviously in shadow, and it is also apparent that this object is wingless. I am still in awe of the chancesthat I happened to be imaging the sun at what looks to be the very timethat this craft was in position. This sighting took place from my frontyard in Oak Forest, Illinois.

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