A game camera located in the Calhoun woods, activated by motion, snapped this photo. Readers, do you have any idea what this is, or what could have created this image? The camera takes two successive photos when activated by motion, within a split second. The image appears only on the first captured shot.
- WV Skydiver says "It's simply a common sun aberration crossing
the lens. This is much more common in cheap cameras with uncoated lenses.
The fact that the two photos are different could be because in that split second
a cloud or haze passed ... or the camera shook ever so slightly ... or the camera
read the first shot and adjusted for the second shot (yes, depending on
software, they can adjust that fast)."
- Monty responds "The image that is showing on this photo is what is known as an "orb". Many people dismiss this idea because they do not know about or misunderstand these things. Hope that sends you in the search for the answer!"
- Jim Sullivan says "The image in the woods shot looks to me like a lens flare, the refraction of light as a result of direct sunlight into the lens, sorta like a prism works ... this effect is used in special effects in video editing.
- Larry says "It is an alternate world UFO, caught in a mega-second by a camera. I've personally had a visual sighting leaving the Hilltop on Rt. 5 a few years ago."