The Helicopter Rescue Riddle

On 1st of July, 2011, I visited Tony’s Grove Lake , near the large Bear Lake, UT.
Due to a snowmobile crash, a rescue helicopter had been called in when I was visiting. Fascinated by the rescue operation, I photographed the helicopter returning with the crash victim.
At that time I didn’t see anything strange. But on going through the pictures later, I noticed a glow on the top right of one of the pictures

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At Tony's Grove near Bear Lake (Utah), I was capturing the return of a rescue helicopter. Towards the end, one of the pictures has a strange object in the top-right corner. Any thoughts what this might be?

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Any thoughts on what this unidentified object may be?

  • Dunehopper90

    I stand corrected, there are 4 pics you can see the paper, two in front of the one in question and one after.

  • senseq

    Indeed, Dunehopper90! On closer observation, it isn't a cloud or play of light - as many critics would say. Just a piece of paper.

  • Dunehopper90

    Its a piece of paper, look at the pic prior to the one where you can see it in the top right corner and look at the one after that, you can see it in the right edge of the one prior to the pic in question and you can almost read it, and you can see it in the middle of the one after the one in question, there are 3 pics in a row where you can see it.

  • Guest

    Its a piece of paper!

  • Rex

    Was it stationary? Could be this too. Also, I first thought the sky was clear but can see some extra clouds to the left in the later pics. Maybe a stray one at high altitude.(Sorry to burst the bubble ;)  )

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