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Occurred : 9/1/1999 04:30 (Entered as : 09/01/99 04:30)
Reported: 9/1/1999 09:17
Posted: 2/5/2003
Location: Wadsworth, OH
Shape: Light
Duration:30-45 seconds
Stationary orange ball of light just above horizon: Southeast Medina County, Ohio. Aprx 4:30am EDT. Stargazing several miles west of Wadsworth, OH.

I've read and heard about sightings for years, and now, a first for me, I can't say it was an 'IFO', so that leaves this as a 'UFO' for me. I was stargazing with my friend, early Wednesday morning, Sep 1st. At one point while I was walking from my car to the telescope, I noticed low, in the eastern horizon, a rather large bright orange ball of light (like a street lamp in color). At first, I thought it might be an airplane or helicopter 'headlight'. But orange? Quickly, I grabbed and aimed the telescope at the object, which appeared not to be moving. Looking into the eyepiece revealed 2 orange balls of light, one slightly larger than the other. Then all of a sudden, while I'm looking at these lights through the telescope, they 'turn off'! It's gone. There's nothing there. If it was an airplane or helicopter, where are the other 'marking' or tail lights? While my friend thinks it may have been an airplane or helicopter, he couldn't say what it was. Did anyone else see this around here?