A really intriguing report out of Gulf Shores, Alabama was just submitted to MUFON (case 79230). A person photographing lightning over the water noticed at least three orange orbs, which lit up the water below it. At the same time of the sighting, a large animal - probably a whale - swam by and shot water out up through the surface:
I was on the Gulf Shores State Park Pier on August 7th photographing the city lights and trying to freeze lightning images with my camera. I first observed a single red orange orb coming up over the city, then another and finally a third. Then I noticed they formed a triangle over the city as I gazed west. They sat there for 5 minutes and then assented back over the city horizon line. During this time I noticed the water below the pier had gotten lighter but I kept looking back at the orbs while taking several shots of this phenomenon. When I got the shots back to the hotel I looked at image 2967 and noticed that something indeed had lit up the water below the pier. It was some strange creature or object that shot water out the back end of it. The water shoots out in spurts and looks to almost defy gravity. With 3 orbs in the sky and something large shooting water out the back it was a strange photograph indeed. I did not hear it shooting the water out because I was at or near the point on the pier that the waves break under the pier. Looking at the photo it's clear this was no blow hole from a whale. So there were 2 unexplainable objects in this image.According to my EXIF data shortly after this thing swan by me going from my left to right the orbs started their assent back to the west over the city. Shortly after that I packed up my camera and tripod and went back to the hotel.I am only submitting this one image but have several images of the orbs and 5 or 6 on the object swimming by the pier.
Most likely? the whale swimming by was not related to the UFOs, and these UFOs could even be Chinese lanterns. However, this whole report strikes me as strange, and considering the deep link between UFOs and cryptozoology, I thought it was worth posting here. What do you think?