Witness, resident of Leadville, Co states: I was photographing old mines and Fall foliage between Leadville and Mt. Democrat on a clear afternoon (9-12-15).
The object appeared in one in a short series of photos taken at the site of an abandoned mine dump and mill.
It was between 5 and 10 mile from me and from the perspective of the photo, I would estimate its length at several football fields. The object may have been cloaked to the human eye. It the actual image it is barely visible.
The camera was a Nikon D7200, the newest model in the series, which, because it eliminates the high-pass filter, may pick up more of the infra-red spectrum. Looking at the photo, and object, it almost appears cloaked.
When the object is subjected to the Photoshop “Emboss” filter, its shape is readily apparent as a cylinder or cigar with four uniform rounded appendages…two near each end. The embossed image gives strong detail in terms of shape and configuration.
I didn’t “feel” anything at the time, although, with other sightings I have had, I felt calm and reassured by their presence…never threatened.
Mount Democrat is a high mountain summit in the Mosquito Range of the Rocky Mountains of North America. The 14,155-foot (4,314 m) fourteener is located 5.4 miles (8.7 km) northwest (bearing 313°) of the Town of Alma, Colorado, United States, on the Continental Divide separating San Isabel National Forest and Lake County from Pike National Forest and Park County.
The original photo is a RAW (NEF) image 20.5 X 13″ -300DPI. The enclosed is a far smaller JPEG. Mufon case 73375.