Surprisingly, this is the second time in a week that we find ourselves publishing a UFO story on the main site. Our policy is to reserve these stories for our Out There section unless there is a level of professional involvement and virtual certainty that the object cannot be explained. This is such a story. The photographer, who wishes to remain anonymous, has been confirmed by the Mediterranean UFO Center to be a professional celebrity photographer. He was shooting footage of a passing airliner from his patio in Rome when the object briefly appeared. He did not notice it while making the video.
Investigator Angelo Maggioni of the Mediterranean UFO Center points out that the object is self-illuminated because the lights on it flash both as it faces the sun and as it faces away. He estimated the height at 36,000 feet, approximately the altitude of the airliner. There is no effort on the part of the videographer to track the object, which flashes past only briefly.
There have been a very large number of UFO reports worldwide in recent months as well as some extremely unusual events and observations that we will be reporting on Unknowncountry.com.