JACKSON COUNTY, Miss. (CNN) – This story will stir some interest. There’s a report of a UFO in Mississippi.
A couple claims spotting a set of mysterious lights near their home. And they’ve got it all on camera. Reporter Doug Walker spoke with the couple about their recent close encounter.
Rainer and Edith Shattles never tire of looking at the strange images caught by their trail cameras on that clear winter night.
“We have unusual things happen around here that happen, but it’s usually associated with our grandchildren,” said Edith Shattles. “But this case, we didn’t know what it was. I was looking for a nice buck to be showing up on the trail camera, actually.”
At 7:24pm, deer appear and all is normal. At 7:29, a dim light appears. At 7:35, it gets brighter. 7:53, a weird shape appears on the camera. The deer are lit up brightly, but how? The cameras are infrared and don’t emit light. At 7:56, another sharper light appears, then it gets much closer, seemingly focused on the deer. It looks like headlights, but well off the ground and there is no road. It then flies away.
Rainer took the reporter to the site deep in the woods, to see the trees where the object appeared.
“Well at first, I was trying to see if it was something or a reason for what we were seeing. But the more we looked at it, the more we realized that it was something that was in the air, it was something that I had never seen before.”
Reaction from friends is what you would expect.
“Well, actually they are all just like we were. What? What is that? And, let me look at that again,” said Edith.
Another deer is seen looking at a light that seemingly comes from nowhere.
“Well, if it’s alien, I’m not sure about that but it’s definitely a UFO. Now whether it’s a government drone or what, I wish if nothing else, one of them would step up and say, ‘Yes, that’s ours,” said Rainer Shattles.
The Shattles said while this is definitely a mystery, enlisting the help of friends to try to solve it, they also say it’s been quite a bit of fun.
“It’s a puzzle that may never be solved and it’s one that’s kind of fun, adds a little flavor to life, I guess you could say,” said Rainer.
Flavor and another ingredient tossed in as well.
“We are just fascinated over it because of the fact that it was right here and it’s real.”