A disc-shaped object was inadvertently captured on photograph near the Clock Tower by a professional photographer in Waterbury, Connecticut. Here is his account, which ties directly to Unknown Object Disappears into Lake Bantam.
I wanted a photograph of the Waterbury Clock Tower and the city of Waterbury, Connecticut. On May 11, 2012, I drove to Waterbury Hospital on a hill to shoot towards the tower. I didn't really notice anything unusual at that time.
It was a clear starry night. I took the first photograph and something didn't hit me right. I looked at the back of the camera and there were specks on the picture. There is no reason that this photograph should not have been clear.
So I grabbed a lens cleaner. While I was fooling with that, a white car with black gentleman in an expensive suit drove up. He asked what I was doing. I told him, "I wanted a night time shot of the Clock Tower and Waterbury."
He said," Oh, alright then... be careful." Then he drove off. I drove to several more locations taking photographs. I think I have these objects in at least 10 photographs.
I'm a professional photographer, and I have taken many shots at night. I repointed the camera and clicked off three more photos after the man left. Then I left that spot. There were specks in all of them. I was very disappointed.
I then drove to a street across the street from Kennedy High School where I had a good view of the city. At that point, I took some additional shots. I also took some photos off of Congress Street.
In one of the photos I noticed what I thought was a thumb spot; with what looked like vapor coming from behind the tree. I checked the lens again, and it was clear. I continued on my way to Wall Street. I then spent two more hours taking shots of the city that night.
Poor Photographs or Something Else?
Time and time again I would take some shots, review them and be disappointed. In all of the years I had been a photographer, this had never happened before. I was at a total loss to explain this. Finally I went back home and took apart my equipment and examined it. I was shocked to see that the back of the camera had the same specks on it as many of the photographs.
I transferred all of the photographs to the computer, and called my local newspaper. I told them the whole story. I was very surprised with the answer I got. I was told they wanted to see the photos, because of what had happened two weeks prior at Bantam Lake. (This event actually occurred on April 10.)
She thought I had been living under a rock lately. She said everyone knew about the UFO that fell into the lake. It was all over the local news and television. And of course, it was all over the Internet. Even some local businesses had put out 'Welcome Aliens' signs.
I was the kind of person that just didn't watch TV much, and sure didn't read the newspaper. I basically am a book reader, so I was out of the loop as far as breaking news was concerned. As per their request, I sent them copies of some of the photos via the Internet. Before long I received their opinion; one photographer said what was in the photos was a lens flare from a streetlight.
I told them that was ridiculous, then strangely they told me I needed to send the photos to NASA. That was a shock. I asked why, and was told simply that it was a good idea. I did send them to NASA.
Reporting the Incident and the UFO
I also made a report to the National UFO Reporting Center, but I told them that I had not actually seen anything unusual that night myself, but that my photos had shown some very strange things. I told them about the possible tie-in to the Bantam Lake event.
Shortly thereafter, I had some of the photos blown up. To my surprise I could see a ring of bright light surrounding a disc-shaped object. I soon found these in many more of my photos. I had initially taken the photos to accompany a book that my sister was writing about the area. It is to be published in January of 2013.I have not heard back from NASA, and still have no idea what I caught on my photographs that night.
Be sure to see the 1987 Waterbury, Connecticut Photograph.