The photo shown here was taken during a sunset walk in Michigan on Sunday, March 24, 2019. The second image is a simple enhancement we have done by adjusting the contrast and brightness to make the unusual object appear more clear. However, it has us stumped. It could be a motorcycle under a red tarp, or even some kind of very unusual lens effect caused by the sunlight, but neither possibility is very definite. The witness reports that nothing unusual was noticed while taking the picture or walking past the spot where the image appears, no motorcycle, people or anything at all on the roadside. The picture was taken with a Samsung cellphone.
If you have ever seen anything like it, or experienced a lens effect like it, please let us know at firstname.lastname@example.org.