March 6, 2010

Picture Anomaly

Was going over my digital picture collection and found something strange. I bought my Nikon Coolpix 3500 in 2003 and it was money well spend. Made nearly a 1000 pictures with it so far and it's still working properly, although the battery seems to be holding less 'juice' these days. Anyway, I was sifting through my photographs, reminiscing about old times, when I came across this picture. It was taken just when a massive thunderstorm was about to hit and I was hoping to catch some lightning on camera at the time. I think this was in 2004 or 2005. To clarify more, I'm not talking about the 'orb' in the picture. That's a raindrop reflecting the camera flash, I took four more shots that show the same thing. No, I'm talking about the object in the dark, above and to the right of the door. (Click on the picture to enlarge.)

Below is the same photo that I manipulated using iPhoto and where I increased the light. (Click on the picture to enlarge.) The object becomes a bit more visible in the dark background. So what is it? I suppose it could be a bird but normally those creatures are already in hiding before the thunderstorm hits full on with hard rain and lightning. The other photographs I took show no birds whatsoever. Plane? I doubt it. Not in that weather and just when about all hell is breaking loose. If I had to guess the cloud cover was about 2-300 meters altitude. That also seems way too low for an aircraft. In conclusion, I'm not saying this is a real UFO but I am content with saying it's an anomaly.

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