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altitude50 17 21.5k United Kingdom
10 Jun 2021 9:15AM
I was looking South from home yesterday afternoon when I saw a very bright spot in the sky moving erraticaly. It was there for a few minutes so I fetched my Sony HX400 bridge camera with a long zoom. Where I live I can look over the Solent towards the Isle of Wight but I cannot quite see the sea. Through the viewfinder I could see a very small black shape with a very bright light. Obviously much further away than the beach. I thought that it might be the Royal Navy testing something. This object was still there moving arount the same spot 20 minutes later.

When I looked at the images the black part was always a different shape, the light part obviously a reflection.
Then I checked the tide tables, the tide was out.
Looking at the magnified images I could just see some strings below the object. It was a kite being flown at the end of a sandbank projecting a mile into the Solent. The kite is 1.6 miles away.


10 Jun 2021 9:32AM
Wonderful - must have been very exciting for you.
Dave_Canon 14 2.0k United Kingdom
10 Jun 2021 10:20AM
Looks like collapsed weather balloon?

JackAllTog Plus
12 6.3k 58 United Kingdom
10 Jun 2021 11:07AM
Wow, great detail to catch the strings. I hope the operator was prepared to let go in a strong gust - unless they were kite surfing.

I looked to see if a camera was strung underneath - a cheap drone Wink
pablophotographer 9 1.9k 407
10 Jun 2021 1:42PM
I saw a big bodied Alien the other day in the pastry shop. The owner says it visits them very often. He calls him TartUFO.
12 Jun 2021 10:05PM
Good Band UFO.

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