UFO Sightings: Nothing To Fear, “Deer”

By: Ashley Olds - April 6, 2014

Are Martians meandering through Mississippi marsh and grasslands?

Since a family in Jackson County, Mississippi witnessed something out of the ordinary, the Internet’s interest has been piqued. Edith and Rainer Shattles claimed they had set up cameras to capture wildlife on Feb 16, but instead reported filming a strange sequence of glowing objects. In the time lapse, Bambi & Co. go from grazing in the dark to gazing into what look like floating headlights. At another, it looks like they’re basking in a large spotlight hovering above

“We didn’t know what it was. I was looking for a nice buck to be showing up on the trail camera actually,” Edith explained.

Rainer Shattles added, “Whether it’s a government drone or what, I wish if nothing else, if one of them would step up and say ‘Ya, that’s ours.’”

Mr. Shattles may be onto something there. The isolated region would make a perfect location for military training exercises to take place.

If you’re an ardent X-Filer, yes – the truth is out there. It may even be something fantastically unexpected and alien. However, it’s always nice to try the simple explanations on for size first – just in case they fit.

Of the 500 monthly UFO sightings reported in America, the mysterious phenomena end up mostly bearing mundane everyday explanations. According to the Huffington Post, a Kansas City sighting from a few years back was actually a military parachuting team performing a nighttime jump.

There was even something called Project Blue Book study performed by the U.S. Air Force between 1948 and 1969. After looking at 12,000 UFO sightings, it was learned that 11,917 of them had equally boring explanations like satellites, weather balloons, natural phenomena, or hoaxes. After 1969, Blue Book wasn’t carried any further (although I like to think that was just the juncture at which it became covert, with Agent Will Smith and Tommy Lee Jones saving Earth daily in thankless secrecy).

So, of the kajillion explanations it could be – what do you think this family captured? Drones? A military training exercise? Deer eyeball reflections? A grandkid with excellent photoshop skills? Keep in mind that whatever the lights were, they didn’t seem to rattle the Shattle’s deer enough to stop their grass gobbling. What are my two cents? Well, using the wealth of information I obtained while earning a Biological Sciences degree, I’ve deduced the following:

It’s definitely Santa trolling Southern tail for his team during their off season.

Image via Youtube

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  • eatme douche

    That was awesome- thanks for the story about nothing. Is everyone on the internet nowadays just interested in wasting everyones time to get a “click” ? You know that the title is worded to imply that there was some development. Instead, we get a “writer” that threw a bunch of words together and wasted everyones time with a dumb ass joke. You’re an a**hole, by the way.

    • Mad Hatter

      clicks mean bigger revenues from advertizes. They don’t give a darn if you even watch the article as long as you click on it.

  • AgentMoulder

    First thing came to mind was some sort of drone. Funny that the deer don’t seem to be spooked by it, though. These people don’t seem like the type of folks to be playing a prank.

  • Guest

    So now we’ve got another “weather balloon,” as explained away by the military, which is the self-delegate, so-called authority which zooms in, examines and quickly renders a conclusion that this, like each reported sighting is yet….another weather balloon…..or reflection of Aurora Borealis, anomalous camera malfunction, etc. ad nauseum. Also, these folks who shot the footage will be quickly discounted as buffoons and or idiots because of their southern dialects and the idea that they’ve set about to shoot footage of wildlife. If something which could NOT be quickly explained away as ordinary phenomena were to become acknowledged as that….can you imagine the reaction from the millions of citizens who plan daily for Armageddon, and “the rapture,” and other cataclysmic events? Yep, just another weather balloon!

  • Paul Davs

    So now we’ve got another “weather balloon,” as explained away by the military, the self-delegated, so-called authority which routinely zooms in, examines and quickly renders a conclusion that this, like each reported sighting is yet….another weather balloon…..or reflection of the Aurora Borealis, anomalous camera malfunction, sun spots, etc. ad nauseum. And these folks who shot the footage will be quickly discounted as buffoons and/or idiots because of their southern dialects and the idea that they’ve set about to actually shoot footage of wildlife.

    If something which could NOT be quickly explained away as ordinary phenomena were to become acknowledged as just that….can you imagine the reaction from the millions of citizens who plan daily for Armageddon, and “the rapture,” and other cataclysmic events? Yep, just another weather balloon!

  • Donna

    It is an airplane and the pilot says to the copilot “do you think we should have turned right?”

  • vengeance

    2 lights of the roof of a big 4×4, which explains the several minutes it took to come and go… as if it were a true ufo, this would have taken place within seconds not minutes.

  • Kemp

    Here is a trick guys. The curved lens flips reflected images when they are really close. Either flip your computer monitor upside down or screen shot and flip the picture. You can clearly make out the eyes, ears and nose.

  • Mad Hatter

    Deer hunting North Korean Drones!

  • Selfie

    That explains where the Malaysian airplane went. It was abducted by aliens?

  • Goldmere

    if it were a car or drone why didn’t the dears run? Im an AVID dear hunter! Dears run when they hear noise or see vehicles! so YES this is definitely strange!

  • Goldmere

    if it were a car or drone why didn’t the dears run? Im an AVID dear hunter! Dears run when they hear noise or see vehicles! so YES this is definitely strange!!

  • Goldmere

    if it were a car or drone why didn’t the dears run? Im an AVID dear hunter! Dears run when they hear noise or see vehicles! so YES this is definitely strange!!!

  • gscott10

    reflection of the deer’s eyes onto camera. Run along now!

  • Velt

    I’m gonna go with some sort of reflective juxtaposition of the deer’s eyes or possibly an owl that is much closer than it actually appears