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UFO spotted during PGA golf tournament

By T.K. Randall
May 23, 2015 · Comment icon 34 comments

A still from the analysis video showing a close-up of the object. Image Credit: YouTube / UFOVNI
An unidentified object was caught on camera during a golfing event in Florida earlier this month.
The sighting, which occured during the Players Championship segment of the PGA tour at Ponte Vedra Beach on May 9th, was reported to the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON) by an eagle-eyed viewer who had been watching the event on television.

The dark-colored object, which can be seen moving from right to left across the frame, shows up as the camera pans across the sky to follow the path of the golf ball as it travels up the course.

As is traditional with MUFON reports the identity of the witness has been withheld, however a video has been released showing a slow motion capture of the tournament footage. (see below)

"When you see the pictures, people may think 'oh, that's a blimp,' but after seeing the blimp in other clips, I can easily conclude it's not the blimp," the witness wrote.
"I also looked for other aircrafts flying by and nothing seemed plausible. The object did have a reflective surface. In the picture, you'll see a golf ball, a bird, and the flash reflection, while the other object is the unknown craft."

Critics of the footage however believe that the object could be another bird flying past the camera.

"If you watch the video carefully, you can see the object moving across the field independently of the ball," MUFON's chief image and video analyst Marc Dantonio told the Huffington Post.

"After reviewing this object multiple times, I could clearly detect motion within it that looked to me indicative of a bird in the middle of a wing stroke."

Source: Huffington Post | Comments (34)

Recent comments on this story
Comment icon #25 Posted by ChrLzs 8 years ago
You still don't get it. If they had better cameras and optics, they wouldn't have anything to post. .. You're both right... There will always be a bird (or plane/chopper/rc/balloon/plasticbag) too far away to resolve, which some ignorant image analyst-pretender will zoom up 400% or more, and think that the falsely interpolated pixels mean something... But you have to think it through - the 'object' may well be distant to *that* observer, but what about the tens or hundreds (or thousands if in a heavily populated area) of other observers who are closer or directly under it? Why don't they post ... [More]
Comment icon #26 Posted by Sundew 8 years ago
Most likely a Black or Turkey Vulture, they glide a lot so there is little wing movement. If it were near the ocean it could also be a Brown Pelican, but this was inland.
Comment icon #27 Posted by Atuke 8 years ago
Honestly I hate to be so Tom Petty, but at this point how can anyone still believe in UFOs? And this is coming from a former Omni mag subscriber and UFO nut. One can basically go to Radio Shack and for under $500 you can buy your own drown which is easily mistaken for former UFOs. Hey I wish more than anyone that they were real, but this is simply a bird or a small hobby drone.
Comment icon #28 Posted by Calibeliever 8 years ago
The Lily is a plausible explanation but they are noisy and it would have got the attention of the announcers. In this case I think we're simply looking at a bird. At first glance I thought I was watching a UFO flying above a bird until I realized that was a golf ball. The lower object looks avian to me. Most likely a seagull judging from its shape.
Comment icon #29 Posted by Thorvir Hrothgaard 8 years ago
Enjoy watching golf? I didn't know that was possible Those aliens aren't from around here, so they don't know golf is actually quite un-watchable. They found out the hard way.
Comment icon #30 Posted by AZDZ 8 years ago
GAMERA! I don't believe it is a "Lily". There are no motor pods visible and in all of the youtube videos I watched of it there were never angles where the pods didn't visible stick out. If someone has a verifiable video of a Lily caught in an angle where all the motor pods blend into the main body for a few seconds then please share. The problem with the bird theory is, (and I speak from experience; tens of dozens of gulls & crows live all around me here) is that while they can exhibit a profile similar to the ufo it will only occur for micro-seconds at a time. It is because of past videos... [More]
Comment icon #31 Posted by ChrLzs 8 years ago
A few things you need to carefully consider, AZDZ.. I don't believe it is a "Lily". I don't think anyone was suggesting that particular drone was a likely culprit, just that it was a very cool example of what can be done with drones these days.. The problem with the bird theory is, (and I speak from experience; tens of dozens of gulls & crows live all around me here) Before going any further, if you have experience with the way those birds are *recorded* on a similar camera to this, at a similar distance and zoom level, then I think you need to show examples... while they can exhibit a pro... [More]
Comment icon #32 Posted by preacherman76 8 years ago
Im getting a Lilly.
Comment icon #33 Posted by Ghost Ship 8 years ago
Never stop believing. Just because you are tired of a ufo never being an alien ship doesnt mean that the next ufo sighted definetly won't be one.
Comment icon #34 Posted by eddword 8 years ago
There must have been a Frisbee golf tournament going on at the same time. Oops I mean disk golf!

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