NUFORC Sighting 106504

Occurred: 2014-01-19 17:05 Local
Reported: 2014-01-20 16:11 Pacific
Duration: 10 seconds or less
No of observers: 1

Location: Honolulu, HI, USA

Shape: Cigar
Characteristics: Aura or haze around object

See above.

The object was caught on my camera while taking pictures of a rainbow off the eastern end of Oahu, Hawaii at exactly 17:05:54 on Sunday, 1/19/14. The camera used is a Sony NEX6 16mp with a 50mm lens that has a crop factor of 1.5X. Thus the lens is really 75mm. I shot the picture with an apeture of f8.

Below are highlights of my observation:

1. A previous shot taken at 17:05:50 does not have the object; neither does a shot right after at it appears the object covered almost 3/4 through the view in 4 seconds or less and disappeared from the view in 7 seconds or less.

2. The object in sight seems to be much larger than the boat shown in the picture to bottom left of the rainbow.

3. I did not hear any loud jet/helicopter sound, noise nor see it while taking pictures. I only noticed afterward while reviewing the pictures that night (last night).

4. I took the shots on the ridge above the famous Hanauma Bay, Oahu Hawaii. The area on Google Map is Portlock Hawaii.

5. Distance from where I took the shot to the rainbow my guess is perhaps around 2-4 miles away.

Pictures to follow...


The photos of interest show tiny, blurry objects. We suspect they are birds in flight. PD

Posted 2014-01-24

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