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Occurred : 10/1/2016 13:22 (Entered as : 10/01/16 13:22)
Reported: 12/10/2016 6:29:21 PM 18:29
Posted: 12/15/2016
Location: San Juan (Puerto Rico),
Shape: Disk
Duration:23 minutes
Saucer shape UFO was discovered in photos weeks later.

Date of Sighting: 01Oct16 Geographical Location of Sighting: San Juan, PR Description of Area/ Surroundings: Beach facing El Morro across Bay of San Juan Time of Sighting: 1:22 P.M.

Weather Conditions: Clear Circumstances for Becoming Aware of Object: Discovered object on 21Oct16 while reviewing photos Number of Objects: 1 Apparent Size of Object at Arm’s Length (Subtended Angle): Approximately 0.1 degrees Approximate Angle of Object from Horizon: Approximately 10 degrees Cardinal Orientation if Other Than Zenith (directly above observer): East Estimated Distance to Object: Over a mile Estimated Altitude of Object from Ground: A few hundred feet Color of Object: White and black Shape of Object: Saucer Apparent Solidity of Object (Translucent or Solid): Solid Opaque or Bright: Bright Brightness of Object if Applicable: Very bright on top Lights Observed on the Object: None Lights Observed Coming from the Object (beams): None Any Sound Detected: None Any Observed Rotation of Object: Unknown Observed Behavior of Object: Hovering and moving horizontally very slowly Duration of Sighting: At least 23 min.

Circumstances for Losing Sight of Object: Did not realized there was a UFO Number of Witnesses (Adults/Minors): Two adults Photo or Video Recording Attempted: Yes. Two digital cameras.

If Photo/Video Obtained, Provide Brand and Model: Nikon D90 and Sony DSC-HX200V Personal/Subjective Impression of this Sighting by the Witness(es): N/A Other Sightings in the Past by the Witness(es)? (Yes or No): Yes If Yes, Determine Approximate Number and Frequency: Very often Does/Do the Witness(es) Wish to Remain Anonymous?: Yes, for now. Pepe is a fictitious name.

Synopsis of Pepe’s interview in his own words: “On 01Oct16 I took some panoramic photos of El Morro across the Bay of San Juan (El Morro is an old Spanish fortress). I also wanted to take photos of the ferry boat. My wife also took some photos using her camera, a Sony digital model DSC-HX200V. Neither one noticed any hovering object (UFO). On 21Oct16 I decided to review the photos we had taken on 01Oct16. When I zoomed-in on the images I realized there was an unidentified aerial phenomena (UAP), a.k.a. UFO, in several of the photos: four (4) taken with the Nikon and one (1) taken with the Sony.” Analysis of photos: Pepe’s camera is a Nikon digital model D90.

Pepe advised the date and time settings of the camera are accurate except that the time is off by 12 hr, meaning the photos were taken during the day (PM) and not at night (AM).

Details of Photos: The object appears to have moved away from El Morro and then back closer to it, apparently always maintaining the same height of a few hundred feet. Sailing boats were in the bay at the time of the sighting. A ferry boat moved left to right (N to S).

Photo 0584 was taken on 01Oct16 at 1:22 PM. Object is observed apparently hovering directly over El Morro or on the water close to it.

EXIF version: 0221 F-stop: f/10 Exposure Time: 1/400 sec ISO Speed: ISO-250 Focal Length: 50 mm Max. Aperture: 4.6 35 mm Focal Length: 75 Digital Zoom: 1x (No digital zoom) “Copy 2” and “copy 3” are zoom-ins of the original. The object seems to be saucer shaped. It is tilted relative to the vertical axis by approximately 45 degrees. In the image, the left side is seen lower. The object appears to have on the top a very bright dome in the middle. The light of the dome appears to emanate from it, and not just reflected from the sun. The bottom of the object is observed to be very dark. Of particular interest is the observed concentric halo around the object.

Photo 0600 was taken on 01Oct16 at 1:36 PM.

EXIF version: 0221 F-stop: f/10 Exposure Time: 1/400 sec ISO Speed: ISO-250 Focal Length: 18 mm Max. Aperture: 3.6 35 mm Focal Length: 27 Digital Zoom: 1x (No digital zoom) Object moved and is now clearly over the water, left (N) relative to El Morro. It is also either lower or farther away from the camera, or both.

Photo 0604 was taken on 01Oct at 1:45 PM.

EXIF version: 0221 F-stop: f/10 Exposure Time: 1/400 sec ISO Speed: ISO-250 Focal Length: 105 mm Max. Aperture: 5 35 mm Focal Length: 157 Digital Zoom: 1x (No digital zoom) Object is seen still farther away from El Morro into the waters of the Atlantic Ocean, left (N) relative to El Morro. Hint: object is seen close to the end of the right exhaust pipe of the ferry boat.

Photo 0605 was taken on 01Oct16 at 1:45 PM.

EXIF version: 0221 F-stop: f/10 Exposure Time: 1/400 sec ISO Speed: ISO-250 Focal Length: 85 mm Max. Aperture: 5 35 mm Focal Length: 127 Digital Zoom: 1x (No digital zoom) Object is observed closer to El Morro over the water.