UFO Report | UFO Sighting | County Antrim | Crumlin | 16th October 2020

REPORT SUMMARY:

A man took photos of mars and found the images odd, but the explanation was quite simple.


FIRST NAME

Raymond

LAST NAME

McDonald

GENDER

Male

EMAIL

Withheld

DATE OF BIRTH

Withheld

WHAT WOULD YOU LIKE TO REPORT?

UFO Sighting

DESCRIBE THE WEATHER CONDITIONS.

Thin Cloud

WERE YOU NEAR ANY OF THESE?

Civil Airfield

WHEN DID YOUR ENCOUNTER HAPPEN?

16th October 2020

APPROX TIME OF ENCOUNTER

02:50

DURATION OF ENCOUNTER APPROX

10 Mins

COUNTRY OF ENCOUNTER

Northern Ireland

LOCAL AREA OF ENCOUNTER

Crumlin

WHERE THERE ANY OTHER WITNESSES?

No.

IN YOUR OWN WORDS, DESCRIBE WHAT YOU SAW.

"Right, probably a simple explanation for this but It escapes me!Took the first shot of Mars with zoom lens on camera handheld.Took the next four shots of what I thought was the same object as it was in the same direction and the brightest in the night sky, also checked Stellarium app on phone and it told me that's where Mars is, doesn't look like Mars to me, I then thought maybe it's the only street light in that direction but knew I was pointing way to high, so I also took photo of street light, nothing at all like it! Confused, any thoughts? Satellite?Will forward photos via email."

PLEASE SELECT...

I give permission for my name to be published on the report and website, but not my personal details.


Investigator comments:

Having looked at the photos the witness submitted to us, they appear to be auto focussed and showing the crosshairs from his telescope.

No further action is required.

Hynek Classification:

N/A

One of the images submitted to us. This happens when a reflector telescope is out of focus


Above: An example of the "crosshairs" inside a reflector telescope

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