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Moon Photograph Shows Unknown Object

By September 17, 2008

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Moon Photograph Unknown Object Here is a photograph that I found very interesting. It was sent through the MUFON open submission files. On December 22, 2007, a man and his family were having a Christmas party in California, and were outside of their house at a fire pit. The photographer was taking some family pictures of those at the party, and he also turned around to take a photo of the full moon, which was in the eastern sky.

The moon was clearly visible through some trees in the backyard, and he thought it would make a nice photograph for the family album. He saw nothing unusual at the time, but later, when looking back over all of the photos of the party, he was struck by something he could not identify in his photograph of the moon. The object is hard to describe, but clearly is there. It was taken with an Olympus D-560 with a 10x optical zoom, set at maximum. Photographs like these are very difficult to determine the distance of the unknown object from the photographer, but still his photo is compelling. Strange, huh? What could it be?

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September 17, 2008 at 10:43 am
(1) Eraser says:

Interesting photo! At first I would have thought it could be a result of a long shutter time coupled with slight hand shaking creating a blurred image of, say, a star or a plan, but it appears that there is an actual star at the top of the photo which is very crisp in appearance and this shoots down my first thought. So, this one is a mystery from my perspective.

Billy, have you given any thought or consideration to the October 14th prediction brought forth by the “channeler” Blossom Goodchild? I am not necessarily supporting or promoting this prediction, but it pretty interesting and has really swelled in the Internet consciousness recently. Allegedly there will be a, some say, 2000 mile wide diameter UFO that will be somewhere over Alabama (and a lot of other states with that size) for 72 hours to prove to humanity we are not alone. They have allegedly channeled this through Goodchild and made clear they will not be communicating with us on this trip (not in the traditional sense, at least), but instead are coming to I guess spur on our own conscious awareness of their existence (those among us who don’t already believe, that is). Something you may wish to cover, or maybe not.

Thanks Billy.. keep up the great work!

September 17, 2008 at 11:14 am
(2) tipper says:

This photo looks like a triangle with small orb-like vehicles attached on top (or hitching a ride). Could it explain the “splitting off” of craft”? Whatever, it is an interesting photo.

September 17, 2008 at 11:28 am
(3) sean says:

What i don’t like about your stories and website is you never link the photo to a larger pic so your viewers can take a really good look at the objects, this is very annoying, geez, anything can be faked on a pic that size, get with the interweb and post decent sized pics so people can actually see what you hype,…

My 2 cents

September 17, 2008 at 12:05 pm
(4) Floyd says:


Blossom Goodchild is selling a new book, hence the prophecy date. You’ll see nothing on that date, I almost guarantee it. As much as I’d love to be wrong. I believe her recent correction indicates the South Pole, obviously something easily ignorable/unseen by the world. She doesn’t live in the US so the Alabama location was not her actual prediction. At least last I read on her site. Feel free to update this if you are a follower who knows differently, I’m just a casual obserever who happened to check her site out, myself.

September 17, 2008 at 2:53 pm
(5) wes says:

my bet, since they were standing around a fire pit,is that its a piece of ash….ding ding ding ding ding, winner!

September 17, 2008 at 7:25 pm
(6) Eraser says:


Thanks for the comments.. I am not a follower of Goodchild or any other “channeler” for that matter. I would, however, be interested in hearing about this “correction” you refer to as I have heard nothing. You say something about the South Pole.. is she now saying it will be there? If so, that would be quite opposing to the whole point of their arrival to begin with. The reason I want to know your source is that with the huge Internet hype, among certain communities that is, surrounding this story, I would suspect I’d have heard somebody else discussing this correction, but I have not. I am a believer in UFOs (both of this world and elsewhere) and would love her to be right certainly, but anything like this must be taken skeptically, albeit okay to have hope at the same time :) Thanks again.

September 18, 2008 at 2:18 am
(7) MOTHERPANN says:

I thought that it was burning ash from the fire pit too

September 18, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(8) Kevin says:

That’s 3 for burning ash!

September 18, 2008 at 7:52 pm
(9) connie says:

Curious about what the dark spots are inside the shape, which looks like a heart to me. Also when I zoomed it in close the lights surrounding the shape looked to be in 2′s.

September 18, 2008 at 9:14 pm
(10) Dave says:

It is a UT-9 Air Force approach craft.
They fly out of that area on a regular basis.

September 21, 2008 at 8:16 am
(11) humourous says:

if he was by a fire pit and he did’nt see the object when he was snapping it ,could it not be some cinders of sumthing burning off the fire ?

September 22, 2008 at 8:31 pm
(12) The Flying Fisherman says:

Point one: He did not see this large object at the time. Point two: There is a bright object (fire) in and near the picture. Results: Lens flare. This is a very common photo phenomenon.

September 23, 2008 at 11:15 pm
(13) Stephen says:

Seriously, is this worth a valuable page of the interwebs? Why would anyone even think this picture is interesting? Back to your job at Stop & Shop, Billy Booth.

September 24, 2008 at 12:04 pm
(14) Ann says:

Dearest friends, nothing will happen in October or at any other time in near or distant future, that is, any more than what already happening now: like large number of sightings in England and Australia and the like. Blossom Goodchild is merely exploiting our (yes, me too!) wishful thinking, that’s all. It’s good for business in our capitalist society.

September 25, 2008 at 9:13 pm
(15) lindagranados says:

Really looks like my heart necklace I lost a couple of years ago and stop making fun of Mr. Booth

October 10, 2008 at 2:02 pm
(16) Nancy says:

I am 52 years old and I have never seen any ash (burning or otherwise) look like this shape. You are just a bunch of skeptics.
Also to correct some of the posts in respect of Blossom giving a MORE ACCURATE description of WHERE the ship would be docking in air…she carefully claimed that it was NOT over Antarctica! It will be in the southern hemisphere. This Alabama designation does NOT necessarily mean Alabama in the USA!
Why is that most Americans are so arrogant to think that their country is THE EARTH and that all UFO’s MUST visit them? There are other places named Alabama and this name could also be referring to a name of a ship.
Further to this, have any of you learned about the earth being once a Pangaean continent? Perhaps when the earth was a Pangaean continent that Alabama was at that time in the southern hemisphere.
People! You need to think for yourselves but we have been so controlled for literal centuries and others have been doing all our thinking for us…I do understand but it is time to break from this and start to think on our own. I exhort you all to do this.

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November 18, 2008 at 6:13 pm
(18) seeker says:

you know last thursday a square looking object that remind me of that thing in photo was lerking around the moon.

April 23, 2009 at 7:35 am
(19) Krestort says:

Recently one of my friends started an obsession with the actor Nicholas Cage (mostly because their names are both Nicholas – sounds strange but he is strange and that isn’t the point). After asking around the rest of my friends he seems to be a very controversial figure.
What does the forum think? do you love the all action superhero? Or do you hate the droning voice of the man who does nothing but action shooters?

July 15, 2009 at 3:04 pm
(20) psevdolokulop says:

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are you the type of person who eats a bit and often?
or rarely and too much?

i usually have 3 and i’m the 2nd type of person (though it’s not that healthy)

8 am breakfast

3pm lunch

9pm a snack.

October 22, 2010 at 2:42 pm
(21) summer says:

Thatís a burning ash!!!!!! just like this

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