“I thought it was a big turkey vulture so I just took a picture of it anyway and then it kind of hovered, sat there for a minute and then it took off.”
After returning home, Rice took a closer look at the image and said he has no idea what it could be.
“A balloon wouldn’t go that fast and disappear No. 1, and it was too high. Nobody would be flying a kite there because it’s just railroad tracks and the road and there was nobody around there. I didn’t see anybody, and where did it go?”
He’s shown the photo to several people and even posted it on Facebook but no one has been able to identify it.
“It’s just really odd; I’ve never seen anything like that. I looked on the Internet to (find) weather balloons and that kind of thing and see what it might be but none of them looked anything like this,” he said.
“You hear people all the time with the UFO stuff but a UFO just stands for unidentified flying object — it doesn’t mean aliens — and to me, it’s an unidentified flying object. I don’t know what it is.”