|Occurred : 8/10/2013 07:34 (Entered as : 08/10/13 7:34)
Reported: 8/10/2013 11:31:44 AM 11:31
Location: Manomet, MA
|Dark disc appeared for less than 1 second above Cape Cod Bay.
At 7:34 AM on Saturday, August 10, 2013 my Audubon Bird Camera recorded 10 still digital photos. I have included three (3) of the photos which were automatically taken less than 1 second apart. The photos are WBSC0241, WBSC0242 and WBSC0243.
Please note the image that appears in WBSC0242 and flip back and forth between 241, 242 and 243.
The view is from a bluff looking to the east from Manomet Point across Cape Cod Bay at approximately 110°. The location of the camera was N41° 55’ 24.24” W070° 32’ 26/18”.
I did not personally observe the image. I noticed the image when I downloaded the photos. I also noticed that the image does not appear in either the previous or subsequent frame. You can see by the small movement of the clouds and bird how little time elapsed. The distance in frame is approximately fifty (50) miles from Provincetown, Massachusetts to Bourne, Massachusetts.
I am 59 years old, a private pilot and have flown over a million miles commercially. I have lived on this bluff over 28 years and have never seen anything like this before.
I enlarged the photos at much as Paint would allow and could not see any wings, tail, blades or source of thrust or lift. I am sure you have better digital photo equipment.
I just can’t figure out how this image appeared and disappeared so quickly. I frequently capture aircraft and, depending on their altitude, they can take more than 50 still frames to traverse the field of vision.