Multiple photographs of a UFO by the setting sun (not lens flares this time!) were submitted to MUFON (case 78367), along with a very interesting, albeit secondhand testimony that suggests the UFO was not just seen on photograph, but by the naked eye:
Watching another ordinary sunset on the shore of Lake Erie. I've watched thousands of sunsets and I've never seen anything like this. The object just appeared and stayed around hovering from above the horizon to moving closer in towards us over the water. I have no explanation of what this intriguing object was. Glowing orange and red orb that was above the horizon hovering to the left of the setting sun. Then the orb moved in closer to us and was on the right side of the sun still over the water. The orb then moved back to the left side of the sun but was still over the water and not above the horizon. We observed the orb for more than 7 minutes before it faded into the lake and the sun was still above the horizon and it set 10 minutes later. I was amazed by the object and couldn't believe what we where seeing, I'm not sure what to believe in these days but when you see something like this with your own eyes it is very intriguing and needs an explanation.
As described, the photos show a bright ball of light circling the sun and passing through the water. Could this really be a real UFO by the sun? Although its visibility to the naked eye rules out "lens flare," this could be a rare type of sundog or optical illusion.
No matter what this UFO is, it really is beautiful! You're welcome to share photos of sundogs or other strange weather and sunlight phenomenons to the site. Even identified phenomenons can be amazingly weird and worth sharing!
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8/15/2016 02:00:05 pm
Lens flares. The "UFO" is the same distance as, and in the opposite direction from the center of the frame as the sun is. That is a lens flare.
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