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Published April 06, 2014, 08:30 AM

Couple captures strange lights on their trail camera

Jackson Co., MS - A UFO in Mississippi?

By: CNN Staff, WDAY

Jackson, MS - A UFO in Mississippi?

A couple claims spotting a set of mysterious lights near their home.

But was it a phenomenon or something else?

The Shattles never tire of looking at the strange images caught by their trail cameras on that clear winter night.

Edith Shattles/ Captured Video of Strange Lights: "We have unusual things happen around here that happen, but it's usually associated with our grandchildren. 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."

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 takes me to the site deep in the woods. These are the trees where the object appeared.

Rainer Shattles/ Captured Video of Strange Lights: "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.

Edith: "Well, actually they are all just like we were. What? What is that? And, let me look at that again."

Another deer is seen looking at a light that seemingly comes from nowhere.

Rainer: "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."

While Rainer and Edith admit they are wondering what this object was, would like to find out, are enlisting the help of friends to try and solve the mystery, they also say it's been quite a bit of fun.

Rainer: "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."

Flavor and another ingredient tossed in as well.

Rainer: "We are just fascinated over it because of the fact that it was right here and it's real."