Originally posted by blackspirit
Can you upload the original un-cropped version of the photo? Directly from the camera would be better to rule out any exif manipulation, modifications etc.
Its looks to me like a unfocused photo of a broom stick or the like, perhaps even a toothpick been illuminated by a soft glow of a reflection. I cant seem to get a accurate scale of things.
Originally posted by rickymouse
reply to post by elevenaugust
Looks like there may be a malfunctioning furnace or hot water heater on the house next door. Possibly a plugged or leaky stack.
Originally posted by gemineye
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.
Originally posted by bastet11
My husband's family lives in Sousse, Tunisia..I have sent an email asking them if they see anything like this.
I will post back if they send anything.
Originally posted by CottonwoodStormy
Originally posted by Irish Matador
I might be able to see it here in Southern Spain as I am on the med.
The moon rises in the east:
What time of the night do you see this at?
Is it DIRECTLY due east?
Please be as accurate as possible and I will take a look later.