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Occurred : 9/10/2016 18:20 (Entered as : 09/10/16 18:20)
Reported: 9/30/2016 5:16:44 PM 17:16
Posted: 10/11/2016
Location: San Juan (Puerto Rico),
Shape: Other
Duration:7-10 minutes
Photographic evidence shows a very strange object and two photos appear to show the silhouette of at least one occupant, possibly two.

This UFO sighting is very significant for many reasons. First, the reliability of the witnesses are beyond reproach. Second, the photographic evidence shows a very strange object, and if one looks carefully, two of the photos appear to show the silhouette of at least one occupant, possibly two.

Statements by witnesses are forthcoming.

Report of Sighting: On Saturday, September 10, 2016, Pepe (fictitious name), wife, 22 yoa daughter, and 15 yoa son were in the process of exiting their house to enter their vehicle. Son alerted Pepe about a bright light hovering above near the zenith. Pepe saw the light and remarked it was not only too high over the horizon to be the planet Venus, but also brighter. The object was stationary and to Pepe’s eyes it seemed to consist of two lights in one. Pepe asked wife to bring camera from the house and asked her to take a photo of the light. Wife took the first photo. Camera is an old Sony digital camera, model DSC-HX200V, with an integrated zoom lens made by Carl Zeiss. Wife handed over the camera to Pepe. Pepe took a photo. He waited a few minutes and when he tried to take another photo could not locate the object in the LCD screen. His son advised the object was still in the same place and after re-acquiring the object he took another photo. Pepe advised the three photos had different zoom settings.

After approximately 7-10 minutes a large cloud hid the object. After realizing it would take a long time for the cloud to pass they decided to enter vehicle and departed area. From time to time Pepe pulled over the vehicle in order to try to locate object, but the cloud was still hiding the object. When the cloud finally moved away the object was gone.

Pepe regrets he did not try to take more photos of the object at different zoom settings. He thought at the time the object lacked any features and was not doing anything. His overall impression of the experience is that whoever controlled this object wanted for him not just to see it, but to take photos of it.

Date of Sighting: 10 Sep16 Geographical Location of Sighting: San Juan, Puerto Rico Description of Area/ Surroundings: Urban Time of Sighting: Shortly after 6:20 P.M.

Weather Conditions: Clear Circumstances for Becoming Aware of Object: Son alerted his father (Pepe) Number of Objects: One Apparent Size of Object at Arm’s Length (Subtended Angle): Similar to planet Venus Approximate Angle of Object from Horizon: Approximately 80 deg.; Cardinal Orientation if Other Than Zenith (right above head): West Estimated Distance to Object: Several thousand feet Estimated Altitude of Object from Ground: Several thousand feet Color of Object: White light. Appeared as two lights close together.

Shape of Object: Rounded Apparent Solidity of Object (Translucent or Solid): Solid Opaque or Bright: Bright Brightness of Object if Applicable: Brighter than planet Venus Lights Observed on the Object: The object seemed to glow. No additional lights observed.

Lights Observed Coming from the Object (beams): None Any Sound Detected: None Any Observed Rotation of Object: None with the naked eye. Only by looking at the photos.

Observed Behavior of Object: Stationary Duration of Sighting: Approximately 7-10 minutes Circumstances for Losing Sight of Object: Cloud Number of Witnesses (Adults/Minors): Four (three adults, one minor) Photo or Video Recording Attempted: Yes. Three digital photos taken.

If Photo/Video Obtained, Provide Brand and Model: Sony DSC-HX200V Personal/Subjective Impression of this Sighting by the Witness(es): Pepe felt the object was posing for him Other Sightings in the Past by the Witness(es)? (Yes or No): Yes, all four If Yes, Determine Approximate Number and Frequency: A lot and very often Does/Do the Witness(es) Wish to Remain Anonymous?: Yes, at least for now.

Photo Analysis: A detailed photo analysis is currently being conducted by one of the foremost experts in the world. Results of same will be released at a later date.

Authentication of Photos: Principal investigator have personally known Pepe and his family for many years and he can, absolutely and categorically, vouch for the reputation and trustworthiness of witnesses.

Evaluation of Photographic Evidence by Principal Investigator: Maximum optical zoom: 30X Maximum combined optical and digital zoom: 120X EXIF data recorded by the camera for the Focal Length is regrettably incorrect. The camera records all photos as 144 mm of focal length. Pepe advised his camera is old and meant for amateur photography. He has a friend who owns the same model camera and it also records all photos as 144 mm.

Photo #1: Photo taken by wife. EXIF data shows a Digital Zoom Ratio (DZR) of 3X, meaning the camera magnified the optical zoom by three times, for a total zoom setting of 90X. Wife advised she used a zoom setting a bit lower than the maximum allowed by the camera. Object appears as a somewhat flattened and very bright balloon, with a dark and thick horizontal band in the middle. Also visible is a little bright ball underneath the object. On the left side of the object one can appreciate at least three well delineated horizontal dark lines. Unable to determine whether these lines are painted or they are part of the infrastructure of the object.

Photo #2: Photo taken by Pepe. DZR = 4X. This is indeed the maximum zoom capability of the camera, providing a combined optical and digital zoom of 120X. Pepe advised he used the maximum zoom setting. One can observe two large semicircular apertures, or cavities, or windows in the underside of the object. The inside of these two apertures are bathed with a very intense white light. Of particular interest is the aperture at the 4 o’clock position, which appears to show two opaque figures silhouetted against the bright background. The figure on the right side appears very humanoid in shape and slightly leaning to the left. Some parallel dark lines are visible at the edges of the dark thick band.

Photo #3: Photo taken by Pepe. DZR = 1.25X. The combined optical and digital zoom was 37.50X. Pepe advised he used just a bit of the digital zoom. In the third photo there is no light coming from the inside of the object, thereby revealing many features. This is consistent with Pepe’s statement that he had a hard time trying to reacquire the object in the LCD screen of his camera. This photo gives the impression the object rotated approximately 180° along its vertical axis. (Bear in mind the object is not in the zenith (directly above), even though the photos give the impression Pepe was directly under the object. The three photos were taken with the camera always facing the object from the same angle, meaning towards the West.) The aperture with the two figures previously located at the 4 o’clock position now seems located at the 11 o’clock position. The apparent humanoid figure that was leaning to the left in photo #2 is now more clearly visible through it. What is more, this figure seems to be resting its arms on the border of the semicircular aperture. To the right of this figure there appears to be another humanoid figure. In photo #3 one can clearly see the closely-spaced dark lines are not painted, but are ridges or striations running parallel and towards the center of the object.