Lens Reflections - On a regular basis, Florida-MUFON receives photos that do not show an object as the witness believes, but are actually photos with lens reflections, (lens flares), in them. One sentence in the witness detail that gives away the fact that a lens reflection is in the photo, before even looking at the photo, is some variation of this: "I did not see the object when I took the photo, but it was in the photo when I looked at it later on the camera/computer."
That's because there was never an object present.
Figures 1-4 show examples of photos with lens reflection/flare.
Figure 1 – Double lens Reflection.