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Pennsylvania family hoping to identify UFO in fall photos

Witnesses in Potter County, PA, report capturing a UFO in a photograph taken about 4:43 p.m. on October 1, 2014, according to testimony in Case 60310 from the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) witness reporting database.

“My daughter and I were going to town and decided to take a couple of fall pictures with my phone,” the reporting witness stated. “The two pictures I took were less than a minute apart – maybe 5-10 seconds. The first picture, there is nothing in sky, just weird smoke circles noticed by my mother when we were looking at the pictures. The second picture has an object in it that we cannot explain.”

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

The witness uploaded seven images with the MUFON report, which was filed October 3, 2014: Image 1, Image 2, Image 3, Image 4, Image 5, Image 6 and Image 7.

“We do not know where it came from. It was large enough to show a reflection on my car hood – shown in the pictures.”

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

Potter County is located in north-central Pennsylvania, population 18,080. Pennsylvania MUFON is investigating. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Pennsylvania has a current UFO Alert Rating of 3 with a high number of recent reports nationally. Pennsylvania had 26 UFO reports in August 2014 – the 6th highest reporting state – while California had 99 reports as the highest reporting state. The above quotes were edited for clarity. Please report UFO activity to MUFON.com.

The UFO Alert Rating System is based on five levels – 1 through 5 – where states with 150 or more reports for the month are rated an Alert 1; states with 100 or more reports are rated an Alert 2; 25 reports or more for the month are rated an Alert 3; 13 or more reports are rated an Alert 4; and those states with less than 13 reports for the month are an Alert 5.

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. Interesting. The camera position changed between the first and second picture–as is evidenced by the change in the angles-of-view in the reflections on the hood–from the first picture to the second.

    The photos do seem to prove the object was quick…because the shape of the cloud formation is all but unchanged between the pictures…but no faster than a bird might be.

    Also, the round shadow in the reflection on the hood, in the second picture, isn’t from the “object.” It’s on the wrong side of the sky, and it’s far far too low to the ground. It would have to be almost in low in the sky, in the “v” where the mountains meet. It is not.

    I believe that shadow comes from something over the road, above the car. I believe it might be one of the orange balls they put on power lines so crop dusters don’t hit the wires. Or it may be a dent in the hood that wasn’t making a shadow/reflection in the first picture because the camera was held lower for that picture. Closer to the dashboard.

  2. why are you not posting my posts. There was nothing in it that was wrong when I see others on here that are clearly mean hearted??

  3. I saw the exact same UFO in the sky on Oct. 9, 2014 in NJ. I believe you.
    It was a dark disk shaped object in the sky and had a steady green light which
    looked flashing as the sunshine was shining upon it. It hovered for a bit and
    then went behind a high thin cloud came out and then disappeared into space.
    There are many sightings like this, one just has to keep an eye on the sky. Too many
    people observing these sightings to not be true. Stick to your story. It happened.

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