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Sighting Report
Occurred : 7/7/1998 01:35 (Entered as : 07/07/98 01:35)
Reported: 7/6/1998 01:59
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Massillon, OH
Shape: Formation
Duration:5-7 minutes
Object moved through sky slowly

I live in the northeastern part of the city, and the craft appeared just west of my position. I was in my room at the time. My mom was in her bedroom, laying down at the time. The craft had 6 lights on it, grouped together in a formation that made up a filled-in circle of sorts. much like 5 lights on the edges and a 6th one in the middle. They were white. The craft moved in a northerly direction, much too slowly for any airplane to travel. I would say maybe about 15 MPH at the most, but most likely around 5 or 4. They moved in a straight path along the sky. There's an antena about 2 miles west of here on the horizon, and it appeared to move "over" it. The object did not rotate. It moved north for about 5-7 minutes, and then suddenly it went straight upward into the few clouds that were in the area. There was no angle to it. It just moved upward at a 100% vertical direction. It kept moving until I nor my mother could no longer see it. We live in Massillon, Ohio, just south and west of the northeast corner of the state. If it helps, we live near the tuscarawas (sp?) river. There was no sound to the craft whatsoever.