Friday UFO Blogging
I rotated the mouse wheel one click forward and backward and this UFO that was flying almost directly over my old house is not there. I would think that if this was a jet (and the lenticular shape doesn't make it look like a jet), the second or two it would've taken the Google people to snap those three still frames would keep in frame something as slow moving as a jet flying 30,000 or 35,000 feet overhead. Yet it wasn't in view no matter how widely I panned one way or the other.
I went back in time, so to speak, to the moment when the Google car turned off 78th Street onto Cadillac Circle. I panned to the left, which is south, and could see no evidence of this anomaly. Likewise when I panned north. It was captured only in this split second the camera was trained behind the car to 78th Street and at no other time.
Now, I'm not a photographer by any means. Maybe shutterbug Stan Banos can help me out here. But I've seen enough lens artifacts to know what's what and this is obviously not a water droplet or lens flare or dust or bird shit or a break in the clouds or anything like that and if it was any of those things, they'd be reproduced. I would think, judging by the clarity of the pictures, that Google uses state-of-the-art high-speed, high-resolution digital cameras that aren't readily susceptible to artifacts. I'm not saying this is an alien spacecraft flying almost directly over my childhood home. What I am saying is that this is a UFO because I cannot identify it and it is most definitely in flight. And don't forget: We were in Tampa in the 60's because the old man was stationed at MacDill AFB and military bases, particularly Air Force bases, attract a lot of UFO activity.
By the way, in case you're curious, this is far from the only UFO that's been captured on Google cameras.