Deep in the Mississippi woods, nestled on a 150-acre tract of land, a deer had a strange encounter with a UFO, and it was all caught on camera. Property owners Rainer and Edith Shattles own the land on which this unusual phenomenon occurred, and the couple was able to capture the events as they unfolded thanks to a trail camera they had mounted in the woods.
While the Shattles admit, they enjoy looking at the many wildlife photos their trail camera captures, this series of photos were unlike any they had ever seen before. In fact, other than the deer, they did not know what they were looking at. Reviewing the footage, Edith said the camera recorded the deer entering the frame at 7:24 p.m., and at that time, everything seemed normal until a dim light appeared out of nowhere. As time went on, approximately 7:35 p.m., the light began to brighten, and then at 7:53 p.m., the trail camera captured a weird shape with what looked like two lights dangling from the bottom. Then a few minutes later, at 7:56 p.m., a much brighter light appeared and focused in on the deer. Edith said the lights resembled headlights but they were clearly suspended in the air. During the entire strange encounter with what seems to be a UFO, the deer stood still and stared at the light. Then suddenly, the weird shaped object flew away.
Trail cameras do not emit any visible light source. Instead, they use infrared to capture nighttime images, which prevents scaring away any wildlife that may be in the camera’s line of sight. However, in the pictures captured by Rainer and Edith’s trail camera, there is a definite light source, which makes the deer appear to be glowing.
Rainer and Edith were curious as to what had happened out in the woods so they went to take a closer look. Rainer said he looked around trying to find a possible reason for what the camera had captured, but he could not find an explanation. Instead, they were left to speculate. They even asked friends and family to take a look at the images but they could not come up with an explanation for the unusual event either.
Perplexed, Rainer and Edith pondered whether their trail camera had captured an alien attempting to make contact with the deer. “Well if it’s alien, I’m not sure about that. But it’s definitely a UFO,” Rainer said before exploring another possibility. Maybe it was not a UFO at all, maybe it is a government drone, and if it is, “I wish if nothing else, one of them would step up and say, ‘Yes, that’s ours,’” he said.
Through the years, there have many unconfirmed reports of UFOs and other extraterrestrial encounters, most of which have proven to be nothing more than an elaborate hoax. For the time being, it is unclear exactly what Rainer and Edith’s trail camera captured in the Cumbest Bluff woods of Jackson County, Mississippi, but for now, they are content believing the deer had a strange encounter with a UFO.
By Donna W. Martin