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Occurred : 11/11/2014 11:00 (Entered as : 11/11/14 11:00)
Reported: 11/30/2014 3:04:53 PM 15:04
Posted: 12/5/2014
Location: Abu Dhabi (UAE),
Shape: Disk
Duration:3-5 seconds
From a high-rise hotel in Abu Dhabi three eliptical/saucer-shaped UFO's are in 1 photo of many taken (11/11/14).


((NUFORC Note: This report was submitted by a party, who is well known in the UFO field, but who, for the sake of his wife's anonymity, prefers not to be identified. We extend our gratitude to both parties for their having shared the information, and the photo, with our Center. PD))

The relative of mine who took the photo departed for Abu Dhabi on November 10. The attached photo was probably taken the morning of November 11th but I will try to confirm that. Possibly (but less likely) it was Nov 11. She returned to the U.S. on Nov. 14.

She took it from her hotel room in a high-rise building. Judging by the shadows of the buildings I think it's a morning shot so I have written down 11:00 but will try to confirm this later. She was clicking off photos at the rate of about one every few seconds and the UFO's are not in any of the other shots so I listed the duration of event as 3-5 seconds.

What I see in this photo is this: 1. Three elliptical objects, saucer shaped. They seem to have some detail within each elipse - these do not seem to be solid metal objects with totally uniform surface texture.

2. When you blow up the photo on your desktop screen, to the right of the left-most object you will see perhaps as many as 5 of what seem to be distant groupings of 2 or 3 UFO's in each group. So there may be 13 or 14 UFO's in this image in all, but I listed it as a 3-UFO event because there are 3 that are seen most clearly. Clearly something cause the seemingly more distant and smaller UFO images in the photo too so it would seem there must have been more than the 3 very apparent objects.

3. There is not a cloud in the sky - these are certainly not clouds based on their shape and the rest of the sky - they do not have any bird-like shape (and birds would have appeared in the other photos she took also) - and this does not have a characteristic of lens flare at all.

Of course one has to ask, because this was taken from a hotel room, and therefore through a window (glass), could they be reflections, for instance of lights in the room? Seems impossible because there is no trace of any other characteristic of reflection, no hint of any other object "in the room". Also unlikely lights were on in the room with this much daylight streaming in, and if these were reflections of lamps then they should have shown up in the other photos also.

The anomalies were not seen by the person who took the photo while she took it. It was noticed later while looking at the photos.


((NUFORC Note: ANALYSIS--At first glance, our suspicion was that the oval-shaped objects might have been reflections of ceiling lights in the room behind the photographer, who took the photo through the window of a hotel room. However, the source does not believe that to be the case, given that the other photos do not show the same images. PD))