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Canadian witness says still photo captured disc UFO

A Canadian witness at Ontario reported videotaping a low flying military airplane making unusual moves in a report where a still image taken at the same time shows a disc-shaped object near the plane, according to testimony in Case 58504 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

One of the witnesses snapped this still image which shows the military plane and a disc-shaped object. (Credit: MUFON)
One of the witnesses snapped this still image which shows the military plane and a disc-shaped object. (Credit: MUFON)

The event occurred about 3:30 p.m. on July 29, 2014 when the witness was outside with friends.

Canadian MUFON Field Investigator Bob Mitchell investigated and closed the case as an Unknown.

Cropped and enlarged portion of the witness image showing only the disc-shaped object. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged portion of the witness image showing only the disc-shaped object. (Credit: MUFON)

“No description of the object was provided except a video and a still photo,” Mitchell wrote in his report.“The video was too small for this Field Investigator to see any object but the military plane. Upon speaking with the witness, it was learned that the video was simply provided to show the strange maneuvers of the plane. The object wasn’t visible in the video. Then there was a silver, disc-shaped object visible in the photograph. In our interview, the witness said the object didn’t make any sound and didn’t appear to have any wings, lights or propulsion. It was a massive, chrome-reflective ‘giant flying saucer’ that was the size of two, four-store houses. According to the witness, the military aircraft was the size of a city block, a massive plane. He believes the object was about half the size of the military plane. The object also appeared to be flying sporadically. The witness said the friend that thought he had seen the object with his naked eye described it as ‘fired out of the sky like nothing else’ until it disappeared. The witness and his friends believe the strange craft was also reflecting light because it was very hard to see with the naked eye. They believe the photograph just happened to capture it under the right light conditions.”

Roger Marsh

Roger Marsh is a UFO writer and content developer. He is Director of Communications for the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) where he manages media contact, rights and permissions, and content development for television, film, documentary, radio, print and stage. Roger is a MUFON case researcher for History channel’s “Hangar 1: The UFO Files.” He is editor of the monthly international MUFON UFO Journal, executive producer of the weekly “MUFON UFO Traffic Report” radio show; serves as the MUFON webmaster; reporter for the daily “UFO Traffic Report” in web and audio formats; and publisher of the “MUFON Books” imprint. He is the author of Sacred Dialogue, editor of Silent Invasion, and co-editor of Ron Paul Speaks. Roger was featured in the 2015 season premiere episode of Destination America's "Monsters & Mysteries in America." Roger and his wife, Joyce, live in Scottdale, Pennsylvania, restoring a 1910 Pennsylvania four-square.

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  1. That looks like a C130 Hercules aircraft doing a parachute drop. The ‘disk’ is a parachute under side-lit conditions, making it appear to reflect a significant amount of light. Likely due to distance, you cannot see the load or individual suspended below it. Given that, if there is a higher resolution picture than this that presents something different, it may be possible. Did MUFON contact the Air Force or Canadian Parachute Centre to inquire about parachute ops?

  2. Darrell – your assumption would be more correct than a “UFO”. The plane is doing circuits, nothing unusual, however, very typical of military training sessions. It would be nice if the video actually showed the “UFO” itself and/or the “UFO” appearing … instead we get a pilot minding his own business doing typical circuits. For military or private pilots circuits are about as “unusual” as finding the sky is indeed blue.

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