I and a group of people from my neighborhood were gathered at a street corner in an attempt to view the Sept. 28 lunar eclipse and "blood moon" event. We saw the lunar disc disappear and waited several moments for the next phase, but after about 20 minutes with nothing much happening, compounded by high clouds, all my companions departed. I remained hoping to see the lunar disc return, but then noticed, in the darkness sky, a strange, faint cloud grouping almost directly across my viewing position and seemingly positioned above a house chimney. I could just make up strange angles vary dissimilar from the other basically horizontal cloud formations.Using my Samsung Android Note II cellphone I took several photos. Within a few minutes the "cloud formation" had dissolved. Then when looking at the cellphone photos, it revealed a more detailed image including those that also showed a sharp beam of light seemingly emitted from the tip of the rocket shaped central body and a pair of what looked very much like large whale flippers protruding from its sides. There were no sounds heard. Since distance was unknown, size was also unknown, though the impression was of large dimensions. Many years ago I was a MUFON field investigator and had witnessed some anomalous events while serving in that function. I had not witness anything of this nature for quite some time. My objective impression was that it could be some compilation/visual trick of cloud and light interactions, but my subjective impression was otherwise... an anomaly of unusual proportions on several levels and certainly a pleasure to experience.