Seems like all we’ve been hearing about is this “thing” that showed up in photographs taken by a motion activated game camera last week in Texas. Now, after an official investigation, the cause of the object has been proven to be a technical glitch with the camera; this according to Fletcher L. Gray, Texas MUFON chief investigator:

“For some unknown reason, the camera shutter was remaining open, and (as) the infrared strobe fired it would catch a bank of lights. The strobe has 14 LED-type bulbs across and with five bulbs vertical, with a total of 70 LED bulbs. If you look at the photo of what was called a “UFO,” you will count 14 lights that matches the 14 bulbs in the camera.”

This not only seems logical, but familiar as well. In fact, days ago this had already been proposed by folks on various hunting forums, although no one (to my recollection) had gone into detail about the internal mechanics of the camera make and model, or the fact that the LEDs might have been self-contained within the camera. Since the camera itself had been producing the anomaly, this would also explain the “drift” I mentioned the other day.

Looks like whitetail deer in the Texas area won’t have to worry about aliens abducting them, and can feed easily again (at least until hunting season arrives).

Image by Windell Oksay via Flickr.

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Author: Micah Hanks

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