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Occurred : 4/20/2007 21:05 (Entered as : 04/20/07 21:05)
Reported: 4/24/2007 8:00:42 PM 20:00
Posted: 4/27/2007
Location: Vancouver, WA
Shape: Light
Duration:4 sec
An oval light object moved into my still frame photo then immediately disappeared.

An object moved into my still frame photo then immediately disappeared.

I was setting up to take a series photos of the moon and Venus setting over the horizon from my deck. I took about 20 shots with Canon EOS 5D digital SLR.

Camera was set on tripod with shutter release attached. Camera settings were ISO 1600, aperture 4.0, and shutter speed 2 seconds. I took one picture every 3 minutes to document the moon and Venus setting over the tree line.

On the 6th photo, as I opened the shutter, something flew into the frame moving right to left. I immediately thought this was an airplane and it was going to ruin the shot. I decided I would wait until the object moved across the frame and immediately take another one. Unexpectedly, the object just disappeared. There was no evidence of it anywhere, the object only made it as far as what is seen in the photo and then nothing, I scanned the sky and no planes were visible anywhere in the vicinity.

This should be an airplane, as this is close to the flight path from Seattle to Portland, normally flown by Horizon Air.

To verify, I set up the camera the next night, same weather conditions along with camera settings and took several photos of planes entering the frame. There is a huge difference between a plane and what was captured on the night of April 20th.