|Occurred : 9/25/2012 19:13 (Entered as : 09/25/2012 19:13)
Reported: 7/21/2016 1:24:24 PM 13:24
Location: Rochester, NY
|no noise, unusual beginning
On Sept 25, 2012, I was taking image of Braddock Bay, Lake Ontario, near Rochester, NY, when I noticed what I thought were fireworks being shot near the lake. They didn’t come from the ground, but raised up fanning out and arcing downward in 4 whitish lights which then faded. This occurred straight in front of me, approx. 1 to 2 miles in front of my line of vision.
They started this pattern 90 deg South (to my left), and each time they repeated the same pattern until the fan of lights (4) were facing me and kept rotating as before moving from my left to my right. There was an interval of between one or two seconds before each rotation. It was at that point I decided to turn my camera in an attempt to capture this phenomenon.
I was shooting 6 images of the same scene, shooting one f stop apart to later combine them later in a process known as stacking. The images were shot in raw in which the camera shoots and records the data without any changes or modification. I used a Canon 5d mark II which produced images averaging 27 mp each. I still have the raw images saved in which you can see the 4 yellowish discs in the horizon.
As a result of this in the two images included I saw that the pattern had stopped and they were visibly flying in a North/Easterly direction to go over Lake Ontario towards Canada. I have included a small version of the entire image and the magnified part of the image.
Image 1 count from the right of the dock in the distnce to the third light to the left and you can see the small light in the sky. Shot at 7:13 PM (time of the 6th shot in the series) Image 2 the light in the sky is more visible and you can compare the movement. Shot at 7:15 ( again the 6th shot) As for the light conditions the sun is setting and is behind and to the left of the 4 discs therefore the light is being generated is by them.
((NUFORC Note: We spoke at length via telephone with the witness, and he sounded to us to be quite sober-minded to us. Also, he has submitted a high-quality photograph, to accompany the report, which is posted to our homepage, as of July 22, 2016. PD))