- From the Photographer...
- I never reported this to anyone offically. I have discussed
& shown the object I accidentilly captured in a photo December a year
ago with family members & some co-workers. Some were intrigued, some
very skeptical. In my mind, it's a UFO, no doubt about it.
- My husband, my sister-in-law, & myself were on a
4 day cruise in the Caribbean. On the evening of Thursday, Dec. 19, 2002
getting ready to depart Key West, FL we were on the uppermost deck of the
ship watching the sunset to our West. The time was between 5:30 & 5:45
- The sun sets very quickly this far South, so I was intently
watching the sun go down thru the view finder of a simple Kodak 35mm disposible
camera. Music was playing but not loudly. There was no noise coming from
overhead and no motion to take our attention away from getting the sunset
on film. There were lots of people on the starboard side of the ship doing
the same thing. I took only two shots, just a few seconds apart.
- I had the film developed at a local Wolfe Camera Shop.
I looked at the photos before I left & when I saw the object in the
sunset photo, I asked their rep if there was a scratch on the negative
or any trash on it.
- He looked at the negative closely with a maginifing eye-piece
and said no there wasn't. He thought, like I did, it was a very curious
photo and even jokingly said that "you may have captured a UFO without
even knowing it". The object is gone in the photo taken almost immediately
after the first one.
- I mailed the negative to the Kodak Picture Center (901
Ctr Pk Dr, Charlotte, NC) and had it enlarged to an 8" X 10".
The enlargement definitly showed it to be a solid object.
- Someone at work had a maginifing device that we put right
over the two ends of the object & when you shine a pin light flashlight
into the part provided for that, the end toward the sun is a reddish yellow,
reflectant of the sun I believe. The end away from the sun is definitely
green. Also, there are distinct ridges to the parts that slant downward.
- I have no way of determining the distance this object
was from us, or the actual size of it in relation to the other ship that
was leaving the harbor at Key West during this sunset. Since you are a
research site, maybe there is someway you might could figure this out.