UFO Over Pool Caught On CCTV

Posted by Scott McMan | August 10, 2013 29

When Naples, FL Condo security officer Debralee Thomas took her post Last Monday night, she had no idea that it would change her life.

What Debralee witnessed can only be described as weird wild stuff! Apparently a saucer shaped UFO decided to check out the Condo building pool where she worked and it was all recorded on CCTV.

Debralee says she was monitoring the CCTV feed when suddenly a strange object came into view. Look on as a report is filed by the local NBC affiliate WBBH:

Quote the story from WBBH NBC-2:

Monday night, security officer Debralee Thomas was watching the camera feed from behind a Gulfshore Boulevard condo building just across the street from Venetian Village, when she noticed strange lights swoop in over the pool.

“I realized that it was something that wasn’t normal, so I was like ‘oh my, what is that,'” Thoma said.

At first glance, what she saw almost looked like a saucer-shaped object up top. Then the object went down into the pool and expanded like a web — moving back and forth.

After nearly thirty minutes, the object started to disappear.

Thomas said bugs fly up to their cameras all the time, but this was further away.

“It was down on the ground but some of that webbing was longer and it made a funnel down into the pool. Whatever it was doing in the pool, I don’t know,” Thomas said.

The video was sent to MUFON, a UFO organization in Ohio. Officials at MUFON say it is one of the most fascinating videos they have seen in a while.

They are analyzing it, but they don’t think it is a hoax. That’s what Thomas’ coworkers thought at first, until they saw the video their selves.

“We watched it on tape and to be honest I was so grateful that it was there so I could say it was real…it really happened,” Thomas said.

On Wednesday, residents were walking in and out of the office complex to check out the must-see video.

“I have no idea. I’ve never seen anything like this. The electrical charges coming from it, it’s truly unbelievable,” said resident Curtis Kate.

For more on this head over to NBC-2


So, what could this be? Most events reported to MUFON end up being nothing, but when they actually take an interest, it give a level of legitimacy to a story.

Of course, I have to admit, I can’t really make out much, even in the stills. What I will say though, is something very odd happened in that Naples Condo Complex Monday night. I’ll be monitoring MUFON for the outcome.

By all means, chime in if you have an opinion on this story.

Thanks to WBBH NBC-2 for providing content.

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29 Responses

  • BW

    It would be nice to see video footage that doesn’t switch back and forth between the CCTV feed and reporters trying their best to be cute.

    The lighting is a bit deceptive; before anything happens the regular street lights already glare a bit, so the object would not have to have been too bright to create the glare one sees in the video.

    It does look odd, though, and fits in with other reports of UFO’s tanking water.


  • It was pretty obviously a breezy night, quite possibly rainy as well, probably moisture on the glass dome over the lens.

  • BW

    The reports mention this activity lasted for around 30 minutes. One would think a security officer might have actually ventured outside during that time to try get a better idea of what was going on.

    The “moisture on lens” idea explains why the object appears to suddenly materialize — rain falling on the camera. Given Florida’s humidity, the water from a raindrop could have remained on the lens for a while.


  • A security officer would have.
    A glorified doorman (woman) who gets $9 or $10/hr to sit at a desk on the other hand, probably not so much.

  • Mike McDonald

    I am a Physics researcher and KNOW that that is a drop of moisture.

  • Semper_5

    Officials at Mufon say it’s “one of the most fascinating videos they’ve seen in awhile”. Are officials at MUFON conducting some kind of experiment into the effects of light through moisture being pushed around by wind on a lens as part of some human gullibility study?

    This could have been headlined another way: “Woman in dead-end job approaching the horizon of middle-age garners attention for video considered by residents of wealthy gated community to be a small gem of hope that their lives trying to fill a vacuum of insecurity with status-objects might actually be a part of a system more wonderful than they’d assumed, giving them great comfort as they approach the conclusion of their own misspent lives; Internet responds by rapidly removing hope to no gain. Turn to page four for celebrity side-boobs” Kinda wordy though.

  • Kind of tells you something about MUFON and their ability to analyse data.

  • Semper_5

    Yeah… and something else tells me I should just shut up and let people enjoy this stuff. What difference does it ultimatley make if someone believing a water drop is a UFO if it makes their life a little more fun and bearable. I kinda feel like the guy standing in line at a mall and loudly proclaiming the identity of the fat man in the red suit to a bunch of kids.

  • But we are a skeptics website, we are here to take the wind out of the sails of fakes and frauds and the likes of MUFON who clearly only want to justify every sighting rather than find a rational explanation for it.

  • Semper_5

    Yet the headline is “UFO Over Pool Caught On CCTV” which implies either A: the editor didn’t watch the video – because no way anyone in a position of claiming themselves to be reviewing the data from a skeptical position could confuse what’s going on in that video; or B: there’s a bias towards an interpretation of the water-drop as a “UFO”; and/or C: it’s all about page clicks rather then presenting the information as rationally as possible.

    The headline clearly demonstrates a bias towards that being a UFO. Why not “Floridians believe footage shows UFO”? &c. So I’m just saying if this is consistent with the rest of the proof/stories on the site I’m wasting my time – this one feels like doxing Santa Claus in front of a room full of five year olds.

  • We write individually here, and self edit.

    We also often pick up these stories from elsewhere and often use the original headline. And lets face it. Headlines draw in readers. If the headline were “Drop Of Water Refracts Light” not a lot of people would read it. So, yes, there is an element of getting readers on the page and hoping they will stick around. If the New York Times can do it then we should feel no guilt for doing so.

  • Semper_5

    I’m not suggesting you feel guilty but as I said wouldn’t “Floridians believe footage shows UFO”be more appropriate? It’s neither patronizing, nor does it make any claims but for what we can absolutely inarguably agree is happening in that video – people talking about their beliefs. One of the comments above criticizes the lack of investigative journalism, but this video is a puff piece. It’s aim is to get people to watch. How is that any different to loading your headlines like “The New York Times” and claiming it’s a UFO to get page hits?

  • Scott_McMan

    As Henry said below, my #1 job is to draw traffic. I considered using a question mark, but a UFO by definition can translate into all sorts of things. I used latitude here and as you can see, the traffic came. I also could have explained it away, but giving MUFON credibility was the better choice in getting comments. Again, it worked.

    Furthermore, the person watching the camera had been doing the job for quite some time and I’m sure she can tell when rain or water is causing something. Am I saying that it’s not water? No, but one thing I’d rather not do is jump to a conclusion and be wrong later. I’ve done that enough in my day. I prefer to jump to conclusions only every other story, LOL!

  • Steve M.

    What do you mean we are a skeptics website? No one told me that! Oh, I suppose its all over the home page. Nevermind.

  • BW

    LOL … all you needed to add was “… but I’m not jaded!”


  • Semper_5

    Even as sarcasm that’d hardly be news to anyone.

  • Arclight

    investigative journalism is dead in Naples…

  • jonesy

    A raindrop on a breezy night.


  • Steve M.

    The first thing I thought when I saw that was “water on the dome/lens”

  • Scott_McMan

    Rain? Easy to just draw assumptions, but after looking at several rain effects CCTV videos on youtube, I’d have to say no at the moment.

    From what I’ve been able to surmise, this is all caused by a lightning
    strike in the pool. That’s what I’m guessing based on study of the

    Wish I’d have had more time Saturday to include an analysis in the article.

  • Semper_5

    (~.ಠ) Lightning? No kidding.

  • Jordon Flato

    This is so depressing. How could MUFON possibly give this a single second of their time. Anyone who does not see this as a droplet of water, should never be allowed to analyze anything again.

  • Jimus Cassiodorus

    I knew that was a water drop even before I played the video, I have an outdoor camera too and that’s a pretty common thing.

  • Jimus Cassiodorus

    I’d like to apologize to everyone on this board, I broke the rule of “Thou shalt read the other posts before thy comment.” Sorry about that.

  • radioredrafts

    I was going to say “water drop” before I saw everyone else was saying it…

  • Fry TheDelivery Guy

    Jesus Christ..

  • B11811

    It’s water droplets on the camera lens. It’s like these people never used a video camera before. Depth of field.

  • JMW

    Wow. I am ashamed to say I am a native Floridian. Im glad I moved. Water drop UFO’s ugh…

  • chainchaser

    Check this out. I was pulling into the garage at work and caught this out of the corner of my eye. Although not exactly the same it does show that a reflection of light off of glass can make the web look that you are seeing. I am not sure what part of the car glass made this and hopefully soon when I get a chance I will pull in again around the same time of day to try to figure it out.

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