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?
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:
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.