On 3 December 2020, an article appeared on thedebrief.org written by Tim McMillan, a German based, United States (U.S.) citizen. Accompanying the article was a photograph of a purported UAP, said to have been taken from a U.S. military aircraft.
The photograph was reportedly taken in the air by a weapon systems operator in an F/A-18 military jet aircraft, somewhere off the East coast of the U.S. McMillan reported having been told that the photograph had appeared in a 2018 intelligence report issued by the U.S. UAP Task Force. (UAPTF.) The object was said to have been hovering motionless over the ocean. A close-up of the object of interest was also given.
Discussion on the Internet, centred around the possibility of the object being a balloon of some kind. However, it is not the intention of this blog post to engage in a debate as to the identity of the object, other than to say that analyis by a well-known U.S. researcher indicated the object had an apparent angular size of about 0.4 degrees, hence being about seven feet in size, if at a distance of 1,000 feet. Smaller than seven feet if closer; or bigger than seven feet if more distant than 1,000 feet.
In addition, Twitter user Joel @uapresearch published an article on 6 December 2020 which set out a range of arguments for the image not being a re-photograph of a photograph.
“I’m pretty sure I found it whilst rummaging around in one of those sites where we find government documents etc. I have been trying to remember. It’s been a while. I just remember seeing it, saving it and sharing it.”
“…I had the lower quality version myself back in Feb. 2020. Tim’s article was the first time I had seen the higher quality version that I consider to be the original photo.”
No doubt, there will be much more to be said about this photograph.