Japan News Network, citing an article published in Fuji Evening News on Feb. 8, said scenery photographer Takubo Masato, 67, of Funabashi, Chiba, took photographs of Mount Fuji around 2 p.m. on Jan. 7.
A group of flying objects appeared in the photographs, but at the time Masato thought they were a flock of swan geese (Anser cygnoides). However, when he magnified the photographs at home, he found that the flying objects were all in the shape of hemispheres and emitting silver lights.
"After I went home I examined the pictures, and discovered that [the flying objects] were connected black dots. After magnification they looked like light-emitting silver objects. When taking the photographs did not notice them at all," Takubo said, according to Japanese newspaper Sankei Shimbun.
Takubo sent the photographs to famous UFO expert Yaoi Junichi, and Junichi thinks the objects are likely a fleet of UFOs, because their sizes, estimated by comparison with Mount Fuji, are clearly much larger than birds.