posted on Apr, 10 2013 @ 08:37 AM
reply to post by CottonwoodStormy
Hi there, OP! Very interesting experience you have there. I'm not sure what you are seeing, but I just wanted to offer some advice to try to help
you get a better photo if you experience this again. It may help someone on here to better explain or figure out what you are seeing.
Are you able to change the shutter speed on your camera at all? Many digital cameras, even some simple ones, have a shutter speed setting on them,
these days. You may have to have a look at your camera's instruction manual. If you see the beam in the sky again, set the shutter speed for at
least five seconds. Secure it so that it doesn't move at all. If you have a tripod, that would be great, but if not, you can put the camera on your
wall outside, a table or anything, just as long as it doesn't move. After you set the shutter speed, set the timer and take a pic. The timer will
keep the camera from moving at all when the shutter opens to prevent motion blur. Experiment with different shutter speeds. Start with 5 seconds
then try 10 seconds and so on. Just make sure not to move the camera while the shutter is open. This should help us see what you are seeing better.
If you aren't able to change camera settings and you do see it again, take as many pics as possible. I'm really interested in what you have going
on here and would love for someone on here to figure it out. Best of luck to ya! I hope someone is able to solve the mystery.