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Camera Captures Unknown Object At 37,000 Feet

From: UFO UpDates - Toronto <ufoupdates.nul>
Date: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:30:10 -0400
Archived: Wed, 25 Jul 2007 16:30:10 -0400
Subject: Camera Captures Unknown Object At 37,000 Feet

Source: The Fayetteville Observer - Fayetteville, North Carolina,USA


Wednesday, July 25, 2007

[Image at site]

Camera Captures Unknown Object At 37,000 Feet

By Michael Futch
Staff Writer

David McCune just wants to know what=92s in the digital photograph
that he shot while flying at 37,000 feet over the southern
region of the country on a hot July afternoon.

He=92s bewildered.

He can=92t help but wonder if it=92s a UFO. No matter how much
skepticism he provokes.

Even Peter Davenport, the director of the National UFO Reporting
Center in Washington state, has doubts.

=93I actually sent this to the UFO place,=94 McCune said, =93and he
thought it was a fly. A fly! But I would like to know what it
was from curiosity.=94

McCune, who is 53, owns McCune Technology, a steel fabrication
business in the Cumberland County Industrial Center.

Tuesday morning, when a couple of visitors entered the business,
McCune quipped, =93This is an alien abduction.=94

And while acknowledging that he enjoys old episodes of =93The
Twilight Zone,=94 McCune said he has never been one to dwell on
science fiction.

=93There=92s no crazy thought on this,=94 he said, =93because I took an
image at 37,000 feet, and the spherical shape I saw in the image
was in there.=94

On July 15, McCune was en route to Kansas City, Mo., from
Atlanta for the N.C. Commission on Workforce Development. While
in the air, he randomly snapped 20-odd images of some cool-
looking cumulus cloud formations with a 10 megapixel Canon
digital camera.

McCune figures that he may have been flying over Arkansas at the
time he clicked the picture that has left him scratching his

Later, his son, David McCune Jr., was bringing up the images on
a computer for the first time when he noticed that his father
had captured something unusual with that $1,000 camera.

=93I never saw it when I was taking pictures,=94 the elder McCune
said. =93I think what it is =97 something that the human eye could
not see yet the camera could. It picked it up. So when you start
looking at it, we see the shape. My son, who is real skeptical
about stuff like this, was real amazed that some of it is in the
cloud and some of it is out of the cloud. So it has volume.=94

David McCune Jr., who oversees the company=92s day-to-day
operations, said, =93I don=92t know what it is. It=92s something . If
it wasn=92t something, it wouldn=92t go behind the cloud.=94

His father estimates that the disc-shaped =97 if very wispy =97
image, which has a dark center point, is maybe 1,000 feet in
diameter. McCune=92s company laser cuts steel, so he knows a thing
or two about measurements.

McCune has sent the picture to a friend who works for NASA. He
hasn=92t heard back, he said.

=93I=92m curious to find out what it is,=94 he said. =93I=92m not saying
what it is.=94

But he can=92t help but wonder.

Staff writer Michael Futch can be reached at
futchm.nul or 486-3529.

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