September 22 2020

At 3:17 AM on Monday September 21 something strange showed up on this Nest home camera in Owings Mills, Maryland. I am asking for your help to identify what this it. I know there are quite a few readers from nearby NASA Goddard and Johns Hopkins APL that could chime in, if possible.

My initial speculation was between a meteor or UFO. The US Government went public earlier this year to finally state they had numerous sightings that remain unexplained. But, other options have popped up since exploring this further.

Bobby Miller sent me his Nest home security video. He told his wife it sounded like a trash truck was outside.  I had to play it a few times to see it. Now I can’t unsee it. I edited a loop and slow motion for you to view below. Then please see my suggestion and share your suggested answer on the social media outlet where you found this post.


This Freeze Frame adds to the mystery.  That faint smoke or vapor trail lasted a split second. At least my shared intrigue has made Bobby happy he wasn’t crazy. Maybe this report can get us some a solid answer.

UFO or Meteor Nest Camera Owings Mills September 21 2020



TURN UP YOUR VOLUME! This is quick, but it is legit!

I looped it a few times, grabbed a freeze frame, and played it in slow motion at 1/4 speed. There is a smoke or vapor trail, and definite audio. Bobby even shared his garage camera that captured the audio.



Almost exactly at Red Run and Owings Mills Boulevard.

Bobby sent this map with the direction his camera was pointing annotated with the yellow arrow.

UFO Map Location


Why Was It?

There were no meteor reports to the American Meteor Society for this time.

Could it be a meteor burning up a low altitude?

  • There is now explosion, and the audio sounds like the object continued to move away

Could it be a secret military or NASA experimental vehicle?

  • I doubt that over a dense suburb.

Could it be an alien craft?

  • Let’s face it. Most of us believe we are not alone, and the government went public with their collection of ‘some’ of their unidentified and unexplained encounters.

Could it be something Elon Musk is working on?

  • That might be the most plausible.


What do you think?


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