NUFORC Sighting 47262

Occurred: 2005-10-17 18:05 Local
Reported: 2005-10-28 09:55 Pacific
Duration: <1 second
No of observers: 1

Location: Milwaukee, WI, USA

Shape: Circle
Characteristics: Left a trail

Glowing object on Milwaukee's lakefront

I am emailing a photo of this object.

I was taking pictures of the fall colors at the Lake Michigan lakefront in Milwaukee with my Sony Digital camera from my apartment window on 10/17/05. When I looked at the photo, I saw a white spot in the right center of the picture, which I first assumed was a reflection or flaw in the memory chip.

Upon closer inspection, I thought it could have been a lighted glowing object racing across the lakefront at a very high speed - which would not have been seen by the naked eye, but was captured by the very fast shutter speed of the camera. It appears to be heading east to west, leaving a small trail of light in its wake, similar to a jet exhaust.

I took numerous other photos of the same area under similar conditions that night and some days later, but could not reproduce the object, whatever it is.

There was a full moon that night, but I don't know what time it rose or set.

Posted 2005-11-03

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