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Occurred : 11/12/2002 08:40 (Entered as : 11/12/02 8:40 am)
Reported: 7/6/2003 7:30:57 PM 19:30
Posted: 7/16/2003
Location: Orcutt, CA
Shape: Other
((NUFORC Note: We suspect the anomaly that appears in the photo is due perhaps to a droplet of water on the objective lens of the camera. It probably is not a UFO, with diameter of an estimated 18 inches. PD))

Silver sphere centered within a transparent sphere (anomaly in photo), Unknown.

This is a Completely Un-enhanced / Unmodified digital Image.

***Digital*** Camera: Olympus D-520 ZOOM.

Image taken hand-held.

Reason for taking image: Part of a series of images of the house from several angles.

No anomaly was noticed while taking this picture.

Image Location: Orcutt, Ca/usa residence.

11/02/02 at around 8:40am PST.

Camera Angle: Towards Northwest, Level.

Sun: NO DIRECT SUNLIGHT. Completely GREY sky.

Normally I would presume this anomaly to be a reflection of an internal camera part (lens flair) However: 1. No direct sunlight (Note no shadows in image).

The sun was completely invisible, but would have been over my right shoulder more than 100 degrees from the lens axis (image was shot looking NW).

2. No other direct light sources are in the scene, except for the tiny shaded light visible under the eve of the house.

This light (to illuminate the flag at night) was only a 40 watt std light bulb and was shielded from the camera. However the strange 'reverse highlight' on the object does align roughly with this source, and NO other source of light or radiation corresponds.

3. Doesn't this anomaly seem awfully small, clear and 'distinct' to be a reflection of an internal camera component? (compared to other camera anomalies such as lens flair or internal reflections).

4. Cannot be an film emulsion blip, because the camera is 100% digital.

I donno, probably lens flair of unknown mechanism.

If you KNOW, and can prove it with similar flair/reflection images taken under 'grey' conditions please email me so I can take this thing off my web site!