UFO or Lens Flare in Google Street View? You Decide


Google Maps helps many people do various things, but tracking UFOs might be a new one.

Andrea Dove contacted ABC News affiliate KLTV in East Texas with an interesting tip. Dove was using Google Maps to get directions to visit her aunt in Jacksonville, Texas, when she spotted a UFO while using the Street View option.

Don't believe it? Try it yourself by simply searching Jacksonville, Texas, and panning upward toward the sky in Street View to spot the reddish UFO near the clouds - although no one in Jacksonville has ever reported seeing one.

If you're still looking for more evidence, try the same trick by searching for the Sky City Casino Hotel on 32 Indian Service Route 30, Acoma Pueblo, N.M. The same object appears in the sky hovering over the street.

Some think it could be a lens flare, or the reflection of a nearby object like the one Jamey Boyum of KLTV stumbled upon in his report above.  Tell us what you think.

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