|Occurred : 8/15/2007 18:30 (Entered as : Aug07 18:30)
Reported: 10/28/2007 7:26:39 PM 19:26
Location: Laundstuhl (Germany),
Duration:less than 1 second
|Picture of UFO over small town
I'm in the USAF and I'm a flying crewchief on the KC-10 aircraft.
I was TDY to Ramstein AB in Germany. The other maintainer that accompanied me on the trip had never been to Germany before and wanted to do a little sightseeing. I have been to Germany several times and had never done any real sightseeing myself, so we decided to go for it.
Well, Germany has many castles and after doing some research, we discovered that there was a castle close by in the town of Landstuhl. So we got a cab and took the 15 minute ride to Landstuhl Castle. Well, unfortunately, we got there a little late and the casle had already closed for the day. Since the castle was at a higher elevation, it provided some nice views for picture taking. So I started snapping away. We were offered a great view of the town of Landstuhl below.
As I was taking pictures, a 747 aircraft was on final approach into Ramstein AB. Of course, I didn't want the plane in some of the pictures, I waited for it to get out of the frame. Digital cameras offer the option of taking pictures using the LCD screens rather than the view finders. So I always use the LCD screen.
So once the airplace was out of sight, I snapped my picture. Once a picture is taken, I have my camera set up to show the picture on the LCD screen for 5 second. Then it goes back to live picture mode.
When I was taking the picture, I didn't notice anything on the screen. When I looked at the screen after I took the picture, I noticed a dark shadow, which had the appearance of a flying saucer.
I then looked up into the sky to see if I could see what had showed up in the picture. Whatever it was, wasn't there anymore. So I looked back at my camera, which had already gone into live picture mode again. I then switched the camera into picture viewing mode to further exam the photo.
At that time, I showed to picture to my companion. We were both in awe at the sight. When I zoomed in on the shadow, it truly made me believe that I had gotten a rare photo of a UFO. I checked the lens on my camera and there was nothing on it. I did not wipe it down for fear of scratching it. It did not show up in any other pictures that I took.
((NUFORC Note: Witness indicates that the date of the incident is approximate. We have requested a copy of the photo, but have not received it. PD))