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Cotulla, Texas. A security camera from an oil company is said to have captured a “disk-like” UFO, hovering inches from the ground. I picked up Roger Marsh’s report on this and ended up at MUFON’s website. The report submitted to MUFON’s online incident database contained a brief introduction and a still from a digital recording.


My father works in an oil company here in Texas, and they had noticed that some people were taking the crude oil in the night. So they started putting cameras up around the areas. One night one camera caught a UFO. The news had spread throught the workers and they soon emailed to my father. My father had sent it to me and now Im posting it here on mufon. When I saw the picture I couldnt believe how the shape was, it was what I had expected. More so since it was also hovering off the ground. I was used to different ufos mainly because I have seen some since I was a kid. It really got to me that I now have proof of the existence of these entities.

At first impression I thought I had it figured out. I thought that it was a trailer bed from the crude oil thieves but something about it seemed odd. Most extended bed trailers have an axle close to the back for proper load distribution. Here in this photograph I don’t see the axle nor the tires. So maybe this is something else, some other hauling vehicle?

Or maybe we’re just looking too much into it. I’ll sit back and wait for the full footage to surface. Looks like I’ll be here for awhile…

  • LaszloZoltan

    how the heck would an alien craft connect to a crude oil outlet fixture ? why would it ? how much oil does that look like it could hold- enough that it would cause a notable shortage ? and to make it even more interesting, we have this ufo skulking around at night, to hide perhaps, but still with bright lights on the side to make it stand out more at night. yup.ok.

  • Although I agree with this amount of common-sense cynicism. I ask, how the heck would we humans strive to say with any certainty what type of behavior is normal for a ‘UFO’ and/or and alien entity. For all we know, the macarena incites horrible pain in their ever vigilant minds. (Heck they can be Jersey Shore fans for that matter)

  • RobertR

    The picture is a fake – and a poor one, at that. Look at the shadow beneath the supposed “UFO”, then look at all the other shadows in the image. Clearly there is an intense source of light behind and to the left of the camera, something like a floodlight. The “object” has a diffuse shadow directly below it, unlike anything else in the image – and incongruous with the extant light source.

  • steve jones

    also want to point out that the logical link to the missing oil is not supported by evidence. The appearance of the “ufo” in a camera intended to catch oil theives does not prove that the “ufo” is related in any way to the missing oil.

  • steve jones

    The shadow under the “ufo” is consistent with the lighting that throws the long shadow from the “bucket” object center bottom frame., as well as the shadows of debris on the ground. The “ufo” shadow is also diffused somewhat by the multiple lightsources seen in the image.

  • steve jones

    Then again I could imagine that a secret military or corporatocratic space program could be directed to remove oil for some reason and might use a modern anti-gravitic device to do so.

  • how do we know it is hovering at all the end of it is off the picture

  • Paperboy3000

    “…wait for the full footage to surface….” You will wait a long time indeed. MUFON never releases videos, only stills it seems like. I emailed a MUFON rep about this and got a REALLY lame ‘politician’ style answer. MUFON is not what it used to be.

  • alanborky

    I don’t know ’bout all the other stuff but the first thing which strikes me’s how incredibly flat it is not to mention small at least to go by its relative proximity to the actual oil gubbins [to employ that industry’s technical language] so the Martians who rode in on it must be awfully small not to say flat [suggesting they may actually come from somewhere where things’re heavier such as Uranus].

    I’m not even sure it’s hovering because if you read the image as a classic ‘saucer’ it’s something like the shape of a very shallow mom’s apple pie dish a tin foil one admittedly meaning it may be sitting on the ground.

  • Jonathan Strauss

    ASSUMING this is real (and i say why not? as I’ve actually seen stranger) you are ASSUMING it is manned. But heck, maybe it IS manned, and then you are ASSUMING “their” technology, perhaps THOUSANDS of years in advance of our own, could NOT act as a temporal spatial compression device – this has given them the ability to compress themselves like a jpeg file – fitting whatever form they are in into a tiny space… OR…. technology akin to walking into Doctor Who’s Telephone booth… changing their actual dimensional location when inside the machine, or however it works. Use your imagination. =)

  • Jonathan Strauss

    MUFON has always been a smokescreen.

  • And if they possess all that technology, why should we:
    ASSUME it works on fossil fuels?
    ASSUME they need to travel to another planet to get any?
    The problem with using your imagination is the answers it gives have no validity.

  • Excellent point, Henry. We should investigate fully before indulging in wild surmises.
    How about MUFON getting a shot of the scene in daylight from several perspectives? Measure the sizes and relative distances of objects on the scene and from this try to determine the dimensions of the disputed object. How about calling users and supervisors of this oil station and ask if they recognize the object? Etc.

  • Certainly an oil company that discovers that someone is stealing oil would set up a very cheap surveillance camera instead of hiring a guard or spending money on better equipment. Also, someone stealing oil and a lot of people talking about it would show up in the news at least locally and after searching the area and sending out some e-mails nothing has shown up to corroborate this story behind the photo. If the story is bogus then the UFO story is more than likely the same. Either way, a mere photograph is not proof of anything and a bold claim made in the statement. Good idea to tie in the NUFORC report from a day earlier and I’m sure this info will be made public as soon as this video falls apart. MUFON will bury this since they know by now it’s bogus so don’t think anything else will be revealed.