Published: 10:33 PM 10/3/2014
It was a cigar shape with a small strip of light missing in the middle
Erie, Pennsylvania - 09-26-14
I was watching the 11 o'clock newscast in Erie, PA and at the end they always use a live camera shot from the top of the antenna camera.
That night unlike others, I noticed something out over the lake. It was moving slowly from right to left; much too slowly to be a plane.
It was much larger than a helicopter. It didn't appear to be blinking. It was a cigar shape with a small strip of light missing in the middle. I recorded it on my DVR and then recorded it with my phone.
As many times as I have seen the end of this newscast and that same shot from the antenna camera I have never noticed anything out of the ordinary like this.
When played at normal speed, it doesn't appear to be moving very fast. But I added a video when I fast forwarded and rewound the clip. Also I noticed they played the clip abnormally long before the start of the next show.
Usually it's a couple seconds.
When I shared this video with friends some said it was a boat. But I watched the news during the day and after the newscast they used a day shot from the same camera so I recorded it and overlapped it with the night shot.
The object in question appears to me like it is above the water line. Compared to the buildings and distance the object is pretty large.
Just wondering if you could give me your professional opinion on the object and what you think it may be.
Also after I contacted the news and asked the meteorologist what her thoughts were the next newscast the graphics were in the top right corner of the screen where the object was, as opposed to the bottom left. Just thought that was a little odd.