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Occurred : 3/24/2008 16:13 (Entered as : 03/24/08 16:13)
Reported: 8/16/2008 5:43:11 AM 05:43
Posted: 10/31/2008
Location: Sedona, AZ
Shape: Disk
Duration:less than a second
Photo of UFO taken in Sedona AZ 3-24-08 4:13 pm

I took this picture on March 24, 2008 at 7:13 pm Eastern Time, making it 4:13 pm Arizona time. We were parked on a small side road in Sedona, Arizona (with a sign that said “private residences” or something like that that my dad ignored!), just before the main road takes you to a large parking area. We were standing in a small empty lot between two houses. This picture was taken in between two other pictures taken at 4:08 pm and 4:16 pm. The UFO image in this photo is not in the other two photos taken before and after. Two other people with me were also taking photos at around the same time and the UFO is not in their photos, either. None of us saw it with our eyes.

I took this picture with a Nikon Coolpix L12V1.0. The picture has the following properties: fstop – f/5.7; exposure time – 1/172 sec; ISO speed – ISO-50; exposure bias – 0 step; focal length – 6mm; max aperture – 3.4; metering mode – pattern; size – 3072x2304; 300 dpi.

Very interesting, to say the least. I’m very skeptical when it comes to UFO claims. But this picture really caught my eye when I was scrolling through my photos after downloading them to the computer. I couldn’t believe it, actually, and we all had a good laugh. My family has been pressing me to report this for months. I finally am doing so now. After attempting to recreate an image with a UFO in it by putting a small fleck of paper on the lens, and also throwing rocks in the air to try to catch a snapshot of one of them to see if a similar image could be created, we couldn’t do it. It didn’t work. I don’t know what this UFO in my picture is, but I’m becoming more and more convinced it’s not a fleck of dust or a rock being thrown. Maybe it’s a skeet? I have no idea. I don’t know if there are any skeet shooting ranges in that area. Or maybe it’s an alien vessel? Maybe we’ll never know. I do know at this point it is truly an unidentified flying object – and perhaps an unidentifiable flying object at that!