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Coney Island witness photographs disc UFO

A New York street photographer driving to Coney Island reported capturing a disc-shaped object while taking “rapid fire images” of a bridge, according to testimony in Case 70617 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

The witness was with three friends on their way to pick up another friend on June 16, 2015.

“I always carry my camera with me,” the witness stated. “At the time I shot with a Fujifilm XT1 and had it on machine gun mode for rapid shots. We were passing by the bridge as I decided to just rapid fire some shots of the bridge free hand and I did not have my eye sight in my view finder.”

The witnesses’ attention was caught by a flash.

“What caught my attention was a sudden string flash at the corner of my eye, kind of like lightening but in the distance. At that moment I took my finger off the shutter and reviewed my photos from the rapid fire when I came across the object.”

The Coney Island peninsula from the air. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
The Coney Island peninsula from the air. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

The witness submitted one image with the case report. Some of the photos taken were later lost.

“Unfortunately I did not back up my photos and the other three were lost when my Mac book crashed a few days ago. This is the only photo I have left.”

The witness does not believe the object was visible very long.

“The object moved at such speed that I only had it in the frames for about maybe a second or two. It’s also moved from the front of the bridge to out of the frame in that small amount of time.”

New York State Section Director Lillian Waters and Field Investigator John Reinhart investigated this case that was reported on September 19, 2015, and closed it as Information Only.

“Although not visible to the naked eye, one picture revealed a disc-like object with a dome shaped top,” investigators stated in their report. “The object was very large – possibly 300 feet in diameter – and appeared to have bright yellow-orange external lights.”

Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)
Nathan’s Famous at Coney Island. (Credit: Wikimedia Commons)

Please remember that most UFO sightings can be explained as something natural or man-made. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

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. Everyone knows for Heaven’s sake that it was just Venus doing a tour of Earth. A couple of pirouettes around the Earth and back to its own orbit. Nothing like a nice visit once in awhile, or so the US military thinks!

  2. “Although not visible to the naked eye, one picture revealed a disc-like object with a dome shaped top,”

    I’m not sure I’d describe the photo quite like that. For example, there was plainly no dome. But it’s a good picture.

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