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Unknown Object Photographed in Auburn, Washington
UFO Depiction
Published: 9:32 PM 9/19/2010

Washington - 09-18-10

While photographing a vintage car race at Pacific Raceways near Auburn, Washington, I heard an airliner climbing after take off from the Seattle airport.

I looked up to locate the airliner, and decided to take a picture of it. While taking the photo of the airliner, I noticed a bright spot in the sky.

After taking the airliner photo, I tried to find the bright spot. It was gone. I kept looking and saw it reappear. Aimed the camera at the spot and took a picture.

The spot did not appear to be moving. I was going to take a second picture but the spot was gone and did not reappear. I thought it was a wayward helium balloon of some sort.

The strange thing was once I tried to take another photo of the race, the camera's auto focus no longer worked. I had to turn off the camera and remove/reattach the lens to get things working again. Once I got home and downloaded the photos, I checked this image closely and decided it did not look like a helium balloon.

My camera is a professional level Canon with a high quality telephoto lens. Canon 1DMKII with a 70-200 2.8 telephoto and a 2 x extender giving a total of 400 mm. I have the series of photos showing the airliner, the bright object, and the empty sky, plus one where the focus failed.

UFO - Washington - 09-18-10

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