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Occurred : 5/17/2015 14:40 (Entered as : 5/17/15 02:40)
Reported: 5/23/2015 9:46:44 AM 09:46
Posted: 5/29/2015
Location: Michigan City, IN
Shape: Cigar
Duration:5 seconds
Odd dark & dense cigar shaped object appeared in photo on a farm in Michigan City, IN.

I'm 38 years old, white/blonde female, born and raised in Manhattan, college educated...recently bought a 14 acre farm in Michigan City, IN, next to a 300 acre, unusual soil and plant life nature preserve (Ambler Flatwoods).

My profession is a Author/Hypnotherapist. The second witness is my cousin, white male/red hair, 37 years old, college educated. He works for his father's metal recycling company.

May, 17, 2015, at approx. 2:40 pm, my cousin and I were sitting by a 1.3 acre pond on my farm property and looking up admiring a very tall tree near by. I positioned my cell phone to take a picture of the tree - at that time, the sky was clear - no planes, sounds nor birds seen as we were looking up at the tree and surrounding sky. I saw nothing except sky and the tree through my phone camera as I was trying to position the frame for the best angled shot.

As soon as I took the photo and checked it, and saw a rather dark and dense cigar/cyclical object with a slight bright "aura" around it very close to the tree's image in the photograph. I quickly turned to my cousin and said, "What is this??"

Now, admittedly, I have been interested in ET's and alternative spirituality for quite some time. Though I certainly would rather my photo be debunked than jump to wild conclusions.