July 7 2007 – 8:51pm
at the time i was walking along the waterfront snapping pictures of the scenery but my hopes to capture the wispy red clouds failed to take shape. a storm was developing in the west and though the forecast gave little chance for rain, i decided to take precautions and leave before the storm developed any further.
at the time i was walking along the waterfront snapping pictures of the scenery when something shiny caught my eye. above the sugarloaf mountain was a metallic object with a high gloss like a chrome bumper. the light was so intense that i needed to shield my eyes with my hand. it was like staring at a welding flash. at one point the brightness began to flicker wildly. though it is hard to say exactly what it is. i watched this object for over two minutes before i realized that it’s no airplane since it barely moved at all. my first thought was to take a picture of it but just as i pointed the camera the light suddenly vanished. all i could see was a tiny dot barely visible then it was gone, just nothing.
in the end it would not have mattered since my s200 camera with it’s two megapixel sensor has a max focal length of 74mm which means that it’s incapable of capturing something that is over two kilometers away.