Location of sighting: Lake Van, Turkey (Turkish: Van Golu)
The owner of the local weekly newspaper, Murat Çurku went with a messenger to take pictures of a picnic on Sunday. They went to the beach pier located on the shores of Lake Van. Çurku went wandering around taking pictures on the beach for a while. The massive Pier along the coast of the northern part of Lake Van, near the island of Çarpanak must have attracted the attention of an object. He said that the UFO quickly changed its shape and began to move to the cloud-like giant UFO. Now in his hands was the camera and he instinctively began to photograph it. Çurku is still living in great astonishment at what he saw across the lake, he said: "The weather was beautiful, and I went to take pictures of the coast and pier. I saw an object around Carpanak Island. I did not pay much attention, but then I saw the object change its shape and began to move. The object's shape was reminiscent of a typical UFO. Then it left. I've never seen anything like that in my life. I was in great confusion. What I've seen I do not know what the object was, but I would say UFO."