Deer UFO: Close Encounter Captured On Tape?

By: Toni Matthews-El - April 4, 2014

Rainer and Edith Shattles don’t know what to make of the bizarre pictures taken by their night vision cameras.

It was just a cold February night in the Cumbest Bluff area of Jackson County, Miss. when the couple set up trail cameras with the hope of capturing an image of a night healthy buck on screen.

There were plenty of deer to be seen in the images.

However at a certain point, the trail cameras capture what appears to be a series of “lights” floating in the air or shining down on the deer.

“We have unusual things [a]round here that happen, but it’s usually associated with our grandchildren,” said Edith Shattles.

When it came to trying to identify what was happening at certain time stamps, she said that she and her husband “didn’t know what it was.”

Things appear normal until 7:29 pm. The trail camera detects a dim light shining down. At 7:35 pm, the light is is much brighter. When the camera takes a snapshot at 7:53 pm, there is a weird shape captured on screen.

One of the later images is specially compelling, showing what almost appears to be a pair of floating headlights focused on a deer which is staring at whatever the lights are.

In fact, it’s clear from a couple of snapshots that the animals are keenly aware of the phenomenon happening above and around them.

They don’t seem to be too concerned. Because the deer appear throughout the images, it’s clear that whatever it was failed to spook the four-legged animals. As skittish as deer are, this only adds to the mystery.

The Shattles family hoped that perhaps their friends and neighbors had an idea as to the nature of what they accidentally captured, but everyone they know is just as stumped.

Rainer Shattles considers it “a puzzle that may never be solved”, but he doesn’t seem to mind. He explained, “[It’s] kind of fun. Adds a little flavor to life I guess you could say.”

Rainer and Edith Shattles are simply excited to have happened upon something so unique entirely by chance.

“We are just fascinated over it because of the fact that it was right here and it’s real.”

What do YOU make of the strange images captured by the Shattles? Is it a UFO, ghosts, or a malfunction of some kind? Share your theories below!

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Toni Matthews-ElToni Matthews-El hails from the land of chunked pumpkins and people who come to a complete stop before making any and every turn. When she isn't contributing articles to WebProNews, she spends her time freelance writing, cheering Liverpool FC, and enjoying life as a hair flower connoisseur. Disclaimer: Written opinions do not necessarily reflect that of WebProNews or its affiliates

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  • Thomas_Jefferson1

    It seems like there is enough detail behind the lights that a skillful photoshop person can make it out and highlight it.

  • Bubba

    Nothing mysterious here except folks who don’t understand how digital cameras (and their lenses) work. This is a reflection of the deer’s eyes. Trace a line down from the “objects” to the deer’s head and you will see they intersect with the location of the deer’s eyes perfectly. Also, I would suggest the “reporter” learn how IR trail cameras work. They most assuredly DO emit light — infrared light (which is invisible to human eyes), hence all the IR LEDs (light emitting diodes) across the top. Most digital camera sensors are extremely sensitive to IR light so a filter is added between the lens and the sensor to prevent excess IR light from ruining snapshots.

  • Terminator

    HOAXTERS are getting more INGENOUS by the DAY…Check the foggy image of the DEER’s head under the quote/unquote UFO!!!

  • SkivMarine

    You can’t see what it is. It’s a strange and unusual picture; therefore it’s a UFO.
    Not very logical. Bubba’s got it right. Reflection from the deer’s eyes. As far as an infrared camera “not putting out any light”, that’s not quite true. Infrared IS light. We just can’t see it with our eyes.

  • http://www.abicana.com/shop2.htm Knut Holt

    Most probably a governmental drone doing some surveillance or research work on the deers. It looks like it uses light patterns to make the deer stand still in a hypnotic state.