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Georgia witness photographs cigar-shaped UFO

A Georgia witness at Canton reported watching and photographing two cigar-shaped UFOs that seemed to be attached by “a small tubular connection,” according to testimony in Case 61365 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

The witness was outside on a driveway and about to walk inside on November 6, 2014, when the object was first seen.

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

“I looked to my right facing southeast to see if my horses were in their stalls,” the witness stated. “I then noticed something rather odd flying above the barn as the sky was clear and not cloudy and still broad daylight. The object was flying in an odd sort of way, not like any aircraft I am aware of would or could fly.”

The witness described the object.

“It was shimmering. It appeared to be glowing. It had no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection.”

The witness tried to understand what the object was.

The witness said the object appeared to have no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection. Pictured: Canton, Georgia. (Credit: Google)
The witness said the object appeared to have no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection. Pictured: Canton, Georgia. (Credit: Google)

“From the distance of height I venture to guess it was possibly not as large as a commercial aircraft, but perhaps the size of a private airplane. I had the impression it seemed to be ascending but also seemed to be floating and at first moved slowly.”

When the object appeared to be above the witnesses’ house, a photograph was taken with a cell phone. But moments later, the object was gone.

“When I looked up again it was gone either out of sight or vanished. It left me with an unsettled feeling.”

The witness included one image with the MUFON report, which was filed on November 13, 2014.

Cropped and enlarged version of the witness image. (Credit: MUFON)
Cropped and enlarged version of the witness image. (Credit: MUFON)

Canton is a city in and the county seat of Cherokee County, Georgia, population 22,985.

Georgia has a current UFO Alert Rating of 5 with a low number of recent reports nationally. Georgia had 11 UFO reports that occurred during October 2014 – calculated at 1.11 sightings per million population.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 4.01 or higher reports per million residents are rated an Alert 1; 3.01 – 4.0 reports are an Alert 2; 2.51 – 3.0 are an Alert 3; 2.01 – 2.5 are an Alert 4; and those states with 2.0 or lower are rated an Alert 5.

Please remember that most UFO sighting 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. I saw that too about 6 months ago. It was about the size of a ranch house (80 ft wide by 20 high). I saw it traveling, after mapping and timing the object, at approximately 10,500 mph without noise.

  2. This object looks to me to be a classic image often seen of jet aircraft when seen against bright blue sky. The wings and tail are many times lost visually in the low contrast against the daytime sky. The giveaway in such cases is the dark inset area just less than halfway from the right end of the object. This is usually a wing shadow and appears in the low contrast to be a dark area with no extensions of wing structure.
    So I am not saying this is a commercial jet for sure but that this object looks very typical of a commercial jet when seen in bright sky at times. In the context of the photo the object is consistently sized for a jet traveling at 30,000 feet or so and the witness didnt state that the object moved erratically. The momentarily loss of visual acquisition is not uncommon for bright blue sky days actually and happens quite frequently. I didnt find that to be a quality putting this case in a high strangeness category.
    In my view based on the photo and experience I have to say this could likely be a jet aircraft seen under bright sky conditions.

  3. Mark Dantonio your post is most likely dead on. it seems very likely that is exactly what is shown in the picture . Thank you for the very rational explanation .

  4. Marc Dantonio: I think that what you presented here is an interesting untested hypothesis but not a conclusive explanation of that case.

    Could you please perhaps give us links towards such photos of planes WITH this strange discontinuity in the middle?

    It seems to me you completely left that central aspect aside.

    What’s more, you gave an explanation for the photo. But what about the VISUAL sighting itself? From the description of the witnesses, it sounds he saw with his own eyes that “it had no wings and it looked like two silver cigar shapes attached together by a smaller tubular connection”.

    If that is the case, does your explanation account for his seeing this alleged plane as he did?
    It is frustrating not to know how big and far he actually EXPERIENCED the thing. I surmise it must have been somehow closer to him than the impression given by the picture stemming from his cellphone.

    Another possibility I’m considering is that of a hoax.

    This doesn’t appear very likely given that he apparently remained anonymous and the picture itself doesn’t show us something spectacular.
    Still, this can’t be wholly ruled out.

    So, I’d be very thankful to anyone providing me with information.

    As far as I’m concerned, the case is still unexplained. But we’ve no reason (yet) to assume that something truly anomalous took place.

  5. I saw the same ufo in dawsonville at the beginning of November 2014. Have have pictures that look just like this. I saw it on four different days.

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