Unidentified Flying Objects                                                                               Updated 9-4-2015                                                                    2014-2015  Stephen Pitt

More imagery captured in an hour than can be processed in a day was immediately experienced.

Looking back first                    

In 2014, I "re-scanned" unknown object slides taken in 2000 immediately below and was surprised with the

The first images were taken 6-1-2000 after setting-up for sky imaging at Joshua Tree National Park using Fuji
Provia (fine grain film) for 8-10 sec with camera, an old F3 Nikon, scope-mounted to image galaxies near                                                                                                                                           
the Big Dipper.  The time was about 9:00 p.m.

The primary object was spotted by my nephew, Bruce Cosgrove, using 10x50 binoculars.  "It" remained
stationary long enough to finish set up and capture two pictures each before vanishing.  We had no idea
there was a sudden increase in number of objects, some with apparent motion.  For 14 years, the secret
lay hidden because outdated equipment hid the cause and effect nature of a beautiful UFO's presence.

Have you found the blue mushroom?

The slides were "re-scanned" using a Nikon digital camera delivering good resolution and sensitivity.                                                                                
Each slide was placed on a tilted monitor's bottom ledge, backlit with Photoshop 255 white, then
imaged a Nikon 85mm portrait lens.

The smaller and dimmer objects might require darkening of the                                                                                          
viewing area to see
clearly. A magnifying glass can show more
detail, even at .jpg lossy conversion for the web.

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A decade and a half ago, I missed some bit depth and misread background objects in the scanning                                
of two slides...and didn't notice that the "stars" had changed position and number. I chose slide 1,
the cause.  For 14 years, slide 2, the effect, was kept in a protective binder. 


Slide 1: Several smaller objects and the primary UFO                                                                                                                   2014-2015  Stephen Pitt                                                 Slide 2:   Taken moments later, numerous objects appear                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                               


At least five smaller objects accompany the primary UFO. 


The required F.A.A. lighting configuration.                                                                                                     DSC3399     A large, fuzzy, multi-colored orb with tiny, sharply defined white mini-orb, not the last of                         DSC2911  Amateur rocketry outing with UFO.
                                                                                                                                                                     the hairy object images.

Most Recent Sighting Dates First:                                                                                                         2014-2015  Stephen Pitt


9-25-2015  Stellarvue 600mm, f6 triplet refractor and Nikon D5300 set at ISO=3200 (Objects),  200 (Moon), Bogen tripod

Click image(s) for series

Captured 9-3-2015 using Nikon D5100 and 300mm lens at f=2.8, ISO 800, and 250th/sec

_DSC0726       The "landing light" objects were captured before.                                                                                                                                                                                     _DSC0806   A unconventional craft at best.

Captured 9-1-2015  using a Nikon D5300 and 300mm lens at f5.6      

DSC_1282  The FAA lighting orbs have arrived


Captured 8-28-2015 8:10 pm  Nikon D5300 and 300mm f2.8 SD lens.  Full Moon off right side (south) at about 30-deg elevation

Captured 8-26-2015 
Stellarvue 102mm f6 refractor and Nikon D5300


Captured 8-22-2015 
Stellarvue 102mm f6 refractor and Nikon D5300

DSC_0737  - Detail

Captured 8-10-2015  Stellarvue 102mm f6 refractor and Nikon D5300


Captured 8-9-2015 

DSC_0433   Jet with elongate object

Captured 8-4-2015  Stellarvue 600mm f6 telescope and Nikon D5300 camera

DSC_0240   A green orb and jet get close

Captured 8-2-2015 Nikon D5300/ 55-300mm, remote release, and Bogen tripod


Captured 7-25-2015 9:02 @ 600mm f6
DSC0240        A UFO and jet nearly collide.  As this happens, the object's color, shape and size change.                          click image                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                   

UFO daytime presence is cloaked with speed.  There are serial images addressing the "invisibility" matter.
One movie shows six objects and a series of double UFOs. Only one, mimicing a jet, can be seen flying in
real time.,
The sightings were recorded by digital camera and optics of four focal lengths: 200mm, 300mm, 498mm, and             
600mm. There are sequences focused on shape and color changes as well as object behavior, and motion
across and through clouds. Most fly at speeds beyond human perception, but not the cameras' electronics.

Captured 7-16-2015 9:30  @ 600mm/f6
DSC0036   A flesh-colored object and jet                                                       click image for the series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    

Captured 7-15-2015 @ 9:30: f6 102mm refractor, Nikon D5100.  
click image to see the series

Captured 7-14-2015 at 8:52 p.m., with a Nikon d5100 and 18-200ED-at 200mm f5.6
DSC0084                                                              click image to see the series


Captured 7-13-2015 8:27pm


Captured 7--12 at 8:27 p.m.
Captured    7-10-2015 8:47 p.m.     Flight path oddities.                                      
DSC3354  UFOs and jets                                                Click images to see the series                                                                        


Capture 7/8/2015 EDT @ 498mm with a focal reducer
DSC007                                              Click the image to see the series                                                                                                                                                             


Captured 7-2-2015 8:59 pm Nikon@200mmRAW
DSC4001        Click image to see the series                                                                                                                          

Screen shots from a movie taken July 1, 2015 at 11:59 AM from our backyard.
DSC3874                                                                                                click image to see the series                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

                                                                                                                                                                         2014-2015  Stephen Pitt

Shape/Color Shifting UFO: 6-20-2015  8:31 pm
DSC3411                                                                                               DSC3412                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                           

The following images were converted from RAW14-bit to jpg 8-bit.   Sorry.                                                                                                                                                                                                                              
Most close ups at bottom are serial exposures, like above, are lossy .jpg files.

Sighting June 18, 2015 9:02 pm

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UAP 6-8-2015: Objects in Clouds, captured at 3:03 PM.  Viewer might use a magnifier.
DSC3211  1 Objects in clouds                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                    DSC3219               2.Object may have moved down and/or eastward. >                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          3. Bulge or dome shape... DSC3222

UFO 6-1-2015, 8:42 P.M. @200mm:   a. Before the event, the lights appear through the trees looking East.  At this moment, I considered these to be landing lights only. There were no strobe or port-starboard red and green lights.                                                b. During Event:                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                        c. After Event  
                       dancing orbs             after                             
DSC3170   Approaching lights serially imaged with Nikon 5100 looked like landing lights                                                                                                                                                                           DSC3171  I initially suspected camera shake was behind the strange, linear quality. Then I saw the orbs, which were not shaken, and..                                                                                                        ..the long brownish trail, joined by another.   Note the blue-green orbs and their trails, the delicate paths painted by the UFOs, as well as several red orbs.                                                                                                              DSC3173        The last image shows a similar configuration to image 1 except much dimmer, with DSC3172 even dimmer.

3/8/15 Nikon D5100


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