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Mystery dark line caught on camera


Posted on Monday, 5 August, 2013 | Comment icon 81 comments | News tip by: Still Waters


Image credit: Mike Weight

 
A strange dark line in the sky has been photographed over Honeymoon Island, Florida.

The phenomenon was caught on camera by Mike Weight as he strolled along the beach at around noon on Wednesday. The thin, dark line seemed to stretch from the water all the way up to the clouds. "At first I thought it was an optical illusion because it was like a dark piece of sky with a light sky background," said Mike. "You could see through it."

Puzzled, the 73-year-old sent the picture to the Tampa Bay Times with a note asking what the line could be, however their chief meteorologist didn't know what it was either. The photograph has since been distributed to several agencies but nobody has yet been able to offer a conclusive explanation to what Mike had witnessed. "I think we're all just guessing," he said.

"Mike Weight was strolling the beach at Honeymoon Island about noon Wednesday when he saw something weird."

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Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #72 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 9 August, 2013, 8:51
I saw something like that many years ago on National Geographic.....millions of mosquitoes flying together over the sea....I just dont remember what they use to call them...
Comment icon #73 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 9 August, 2013, 9:00
mystery solved, they are mosquitoes Mosquitoes colums....
Comment icon #74 Posted by Timonthy on 9 August, 2013, 9:52
I suggest reading previous pages of this thread.
Comment icon #75 Posted by ~C.S.M~ on 9 August, 2013, 10:08
NO I refuse to do that! Joking....
Comment icon #76 Posted by Chrlzs on 9 August, 2013, 13:03
Nicely done, UM detectives! A minor point - I would suggest , so credit where due.. Second part is very true, you don't often see straight hairs.. But it is possible in any camera device.. I'll grant you it is very unlikely in a camera phone as the camera is usually a sealed unit, but I have a cameraphone that has both a spot of dust and a hair on it - obviously they were pretty slack in their 'clean room', or it wasn't as sealed as it should have been.. Here I is (I think), and thanks for thunking of me! (be it kindly or unkindly, any attention is good when yo... [More]
Comment icon #77 Posted by EllJay on 9 August, 2013, 14:04
I like my God-zipper explanation more......seems more rational, all things considered.
Comment icon #78 Posted by DieChecker on 9 August, 2013, 19:01
Yes. I think a 2nd pic with a contrail would be 100% proof.
Comment icon #79 Posted by theuglyorgan on 13 August, 2013, 22:30
I saw one of these a couple weeks back while driving. My girlfriend and I had no idea what it was. I randomly came on this website and saw this article and that it was just too strange that someone else saw it too. By the way I live in California.
Comment icon #80 Posted by EllJay on 13 August, 2013, 22:50
Zipper over Twickenham


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