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Occurred : 1/7/2005 20:30 (Entered as : 01/07/2005 20:30)
Reported: 4/17/2005 11:47:09 AM 11:47
Posted: 5/11/2005
Location: Miami, FL
Shape: Sphere
Duration:MOMENTARY
On January 7, 2005, sphere like objects were noticed in digital pics during photo session of Comet Macholz.

I didn't know where to send these photographs I took during the comet [Machholz] fly by in January of this year (2005). These were to be it's final appearance nights from my vantage points in Southern Miami along Biscayne Bay. In fact, all shots were taken of the Southern view from my apartment terrace. Take note that Turkey Nuclear power plant would be also due south of this vantage point.

I am not sure what significance that would have on the objects I saw but I just wanted to mention that in this correspondence. I have compiled a lot of the photos together after viewing them carefully. I didn't want to be mistaken about this.

On that night, of January 7, 2005, I was preparing to take photos of the comet with my two digital cameras. I had also set up my telescope in hopes of getting some real close shots. It was about 8 or 9 pm and I thought of just testing the cameras out before actually viewing with the telescope.

Without a flash, I proceeded to take several consecutive shots using all settings of SQ, HQ, and SHQ to determine what would give me the best clarity of the moment. I also took shots with a flash as to bring in the buildings across the lake. This dark and light exposure would give me a perspective of distance. If the flash proved to be too bright to capture the comet and it's surrounding stars, I was going to refrain from that usage and just concentrate on keeping the camera as still as possible on the tripod and hope for the best.

As the results will show, I got more than I expected to. I downloaded the first set on to my computer to view and possible see if I caught the right detail of the comet. The shots without the flash were scanned and then I got to the pics that used a flash.

I saw something odd in the pictures. Some sort of cylindrical shapes were showing up. ODD...........I never saw that before and I have taken thousand of pics at the night sky. I have an Olympus program on my computer that enabled me to magnify, clarify, and view the objects at closer range. They appeared to be circular in shape with a distinct indentation at an angle of the sphere. Now where did I see that before.

The memory of the first Star Wars episode came to mind and I was thinking back of that same shape exhibited in the film. DEATHSTAR. Now that was real strange. As I continued to scan the photos, I saw that there was not one object but several, ranging in size from distant to close enough to touch. The flash of the camera must have reflected it's fast light on these objects and for some reason produced the image or should I say images.

All the photos I have included are original and without tampering of except for enhancement of the shots themselves. I needed some answers on this because to me it is just too unexplainable. As I researched further on the net, I found some comaparisons that are just too coincendtal. And then, not too long after these pictures were taken, an event of captured moons of Saturn..........was it Saturn or Jupiter?.......

Were shown on several sites and news pages of a moon that looked very similar to the shapes I had captured on that cool night in January.

I hope someone can clarify this data I am sending you. Have these objects been around all the time or have they just appeared for my benefit? Is there something going on (not again), that the human public is unaware of? And why are there so many? Usually a person can capture a UFO or whatever, and it's a single image of one object. Sometimes you might see two, three, or even four. But this many in one area of the sky. My sincere hope is just to get this information out to the people so they can decide for themselves and the experts can debate over what they really were.