I’ve gone through a lot of MUFON CMS entries and know that MUFON is going to snatch up all the best and stash them until they are satisfied. This is one that I grabbed up and took proactive action on before they could black out the name and other pertinent contact info. What that means is, I was able to contact the witness and speak to him at length. His name is John Kean from Louisiana. Read on for all the info on this case.
Event Date: 09/06/2013
Here is the orginal video converted from mov. There is no difference between this and the mov file.
Although the speed of the object is much to fast, one aspect that is compelling about the original video is the noise. If you have a good sound system, you can pick up a faint humming.
Below, our witness John gives some outstanding commentary on the incident:
I live in a very rural parish (county) out in the country. I was sitting on
my front porch just after dusk, facing west and was witnessing an lightning
display in a lone thunder-head. Decided to walk out to my driveway to get a
better look and started videoing the event with my iphone. I was
concentrating on my screen and my focus on the lightning display and there
was a flash that occurred while videoing. (I remember something but thought
it may have been lightning or a shooting star???) Didn’t think much about it
until later that night I emailed it to my computer and downloaded it. I
sent it to a couple of friends, which one suggested I send it to a woman in
town that works for a digital advertising company. She called me over that
weekend after she reviewed it on her home computer and asked me who I go
this from (she was skeptical). She took it to her office and called me the
following week and said she reviewed it on her work computer and it was
authentic. No variation in the pixels from frame to frame, so there was no
altering. She explained that an iphone video has about 31 frames per
second. This object enters the field of view from the right bottom, goes
behind a clouds edge (not the cloud with the lightning) turns or banks
towards the camera, then banks or turns upward in front of the thunder head
and leaves the field of view.
She said it was in either 11 or 12 frames, or about 1/3 of second, in which
this object traveled at least several miles.
I would estimate the cloud that the object went around was at least 5 miles
away. She also informed me that there is a humming noise she could hear on
her HiFi stereo at work.(I can hear it better on my iphone than my Dell
laptop) This noise is heard just as the object appears in the distance and
stops before it banks upward. This presents an issue in that it is
certainly traveling faster than the speed of sound yet the noise the object
emits stops before the objects passes. It also seems to change shape
slightly as it banks, etc, like wings appear then disappear. The object
leaves a slight trail which can be seen with a high grade monitor. It looks
like disturbed atmosphere wake, rather than a comet or falling star trail.
I have sent it to the LSU Astronomy Dept and they have no explanation. They
sent it to Alaska and France to Astronomy experts. No help there either.
LSU and their experts have ruled out sprites, elfs, TGFs, blue jets, etc. I
will attach an unedited, a slow motion, and several slides from the video
she gave me.
Of course, as I mentioned above, the anomaly was going at such a rate of speed, we are unable to really follow the trajectory. So, here it is slowed down for you. Pay close attention to where it enters the field of view, you will notice that it does in fact cross behind the middle right cloud.
Here is a still of the object passing behind the cloud:
At this point it’s anyone’s guess as to what this is. Do we dare consider some sort of unknown life form? We’ve all read or seen photos of claimed flying jellyfish, but I’ve always thought them to be far fetched. At this point, I’ll consider anything as I’ve never seen another UFO like this.
The witness, John Kean IV has been a well respected businessman in his community for many years. I don’t think John would risk lying in public. I’ve spoken to him at length via email. He makes no claims and merely wants to find out what it is he saw that night.
I certainly hope the UFO community can help John solve his puzzle. I plan (with John’s permission) to bring in some experts in the field and see what they think. Hopefully, I’ll have an update for you on this mystery. I certainly don’t see us leaving it here.
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