NUFORC Sighting 84409

Occurred: 2011-10-06 17:45 Local
Reported: 2011-10-08 14:39 Pacific
Duration: 20-25 minutes
No of observers: 1

Location: Frederick, MD, USA

Shape: Sphere
Characteristics: Aircraft nearby

I saw a Golden Sphere hovering a couple miles out, possibly over Camp David

I had been out all day from 3 pm to around 5:30 pm taking pictures for my Digital Photography Class. I had been out with another one of my classmates by her house. The light was great, the sky was completely clear. I hadn't seen a cloud in days. After a while my dog looked really tired so I decided to go inside.

I left the field that we were in to walk down the hill to get to my house (the whole neighborhood is on a giant hill) and as I turned the corner I went to take a picture that would show the Rule of Thirds (you could see a couple miles out down by the Golden Mile) and I noticed a weird sphere to the left of the water tower right before I took the picture. I zoomed in and saw that it was a yellow, almost golden sphere.

I snapped 10 good photos of the object before I had to hurry in because my sister was cooking dinner and had gotten in over her head and needed my help A.S.A.P.

After I got in and helped her, I sat down and uploaded the pictures onto my computer. I was amazed because there were some lines to the bottom left of the sphere that I hadn't seen when I was looking at it in person.

They appear to maybe even be a series of small spheres floating a little ways from the craft. So close they look like a line.

The entire time I made my way down the hill I could see it. Sitting in the exact same spot.

I would really like to know if anyone else in the area saw it.

I can't really think of what it could have been. Some may say it was a planet, but if you could see a planet that well with the naked eye, then I would be scared that it was that close.

It was approximately North/North East. And appeared like it may even have been over Camp David.

Oh, and another thing is, I saw an unusual number of planes in the sky at the time, they weren't really near it, but there were more than usual.

(Just a side note that you can delete before posting this, I would like to be contacted by an investigator, but I would prefer to be contacted through email as I do not always have access to my phone because of school, work, etc.)


I am really sorry to bother you, but as I was reading over my UFO Report I realized that I posted the wrong date. It was 10-06-11 not 8-6-11

I was wondering if you could update this information to make my report as accurate as possible.

Sorry for the inconvenience.



We have looked at the series of photos, and the object appears consistent with a helium-filled weather balloon. However, the payload appears to be oriented horizontally, as opposed to vertically, which leaves us confused. PD

Posted 2011-10-10

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