Deer diary: an accidental UFO

One day I hope a photographic art gallery will run an exhibition of UFO photos, and if they do, I would want to see this one in it.

It captures a moment of pure otherness, the deer staring straight at us with its luminous eyes and [apparently, see update below] behind it… the thing.  The deer soon wandered off to do whatever deer do, but it apparently maintained its position above the tree line for around two hours.

The image was captured by a motion-triggered infrared camera set up in hunting land owned by Lisa Brock-Piekarski, near Fort Worth, Texas. There’s no structure there to account for the lights, no hills, just sky. As Brock-Piekarski told the LA Times

“We’ve seen falling stars, all kinds of stuff out there because you’re away from the city,” she said. “Anytime there’s a meteor shower or anything, you can see it a lot better, but I’ve never seen anything like that.” The Brock-Piekarski’s hunting land is located in Archer City, which is near Sheppard Air Force Base. The installation did not immediately return requests from KXAS-TV asking if it had planes up the night the images were taken.

More images from the series, and daylight shots from the same camera, can be seen over at After Disclosure.

Any guesses as to what it might be?

Update 2!

It looks like the UFO was the result of a camera glitch, so not quite what was suggested below.

Tim Chapman makes an eminently sensible suggestion in the comments here:

The ‘lights’ appear out of focus, which suggests that it’s probably very close to the lens (or possibly very far away, but I’d guess these game cameras have a pretty deep field of view, so I think that’s less likely).

I’d guess at a line of spider’s silk or something similar just in front of the camera.

I think Tim may have nailed it with the spider’s thread, but a wonderful image nonetheless.

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3 Responses to Deer diary: an accidental UFO

  1. Tim Chapman says:

    I’d consider camera effects before UFOs. These cameras do use strobe lighting – it’s IR rather than visible (usually an array of LEDs) but as the sensor’s rigged to read IR, you still get the same kinds of effects as with regular cameras.

    The ‘lights’ appear out of focus, which suggests that it’s probably very close to the lens (or possibly very far away, but I’d guess these game cameras have a pretty deep field of view, so I think that’s less likely).

    I’d guess at a line of spider’s silk or something similar just in front of the camera.

  2. Marco says:

    Good call, Tim! I agree with you and You did not even mentioned how or where it is attached. I noticed the “UFO lights” is lined up to the branch on the right side. Please take a good look at the photo again and use your ruler and line it up. It may have been attached to that bottom branch on upper half of right side.

    No UFOs at all because of the timing. It would not sit for 2 hours unless it want to. Our understandng that UFOs in past 70 years and beyond are not going to sit in the air that long. They can if they want to but if they did, the ETs will know it will be shot down or be captured by our Military without any crashing. Also it would have drew millions of people, yes, millions if not thousands to look at that UFO like it was in the movie, Independent Day or run scared!

    It did appear looking real but it was not. Those “flashes” can reflex web silk like it was glossy thread made of silk. It can also be human interference such as human hair, finger prints but not likely finger prints. More human interference are cloth, silk cloth, cotton or poly fiber, or even grass or weed stick on to the camera len!

    I just explained how Tim perhaps saw. But I added the “cherry on top” how it worked.

    Marco Falso
    Upstate NY Truth Hunters
    Crypto/Para/UFO Investigations
    Syracuse, NY

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