|Occurred : 12/24/2001 18:11 (Entered as : 12/24/01 06:11 PM)
Reported: 12/24/2001 7:39:43 PM 19:39
Location: Columbus, OH
|Triangle hovering near freeway.
Heading I-70 East in darkness with the headlights on and westbound traffic as heavy as the eastbound side from a distance of about 6 miles, I saw a bright light that appeared to be siting still on the westbound side of the highway. The closer I got to it, the more it looked like two lights. When I was nearly beside it, it seemed to be about 1500 to 2000 feet up and just sitting still. While going past it, I lowered my window with the radio turned completely down, and I heard no sound. I could barely see the shape of a triangle. In the front, two lights were noticeable, one at one corner, and one at another. A third light was observed at the back (apex) that was much dimmer. It was not a helicopter, as I am an EMT who has been around them before and know their sounds. I had my Cb radio on and didn't hear anyone else saying they saw it. Visibility was clear and stars could be seen in the background. With the thumb out, this object was about the size of my thumbnail.