Possible rod photographed during a festival in Albuquerque

On October 19, 2014, during the International Balloon Festival (in Albuquerque, New Mexico), a possible rod or cigar-shaped UFO has been photographed in clear sky.

Witness report:

A close friend of mine and prominent Air Force scientist photographed this Rod hovering in the sky. When he first saw it he thought it was a banner being towed by an airplane. But it didn't move for at least a few hours. When he pointed it out to his friends in the balloon, they tried to explain it away but when they couldn't they just ignored it. Fortunately he took one picture of it.