|Occurred : 4/20/1976 13:30 (Entered as : 04/20/76 13:30)
Reported: 3/23/2002 7:55:21 PM 19:55
Location: Dayton, OH
|Ironic that it originated from a W/P flight line hanger at a time when it was belived that recovered craft were being stored there.
I Was a member of the ((deleted)) of the USAF at the time, on a TDY at Wright/Patt AFB. in Ohio. This was a daylight sighting. I was positioned overlooking the Airfield of W/P when I noticed a very Bright red (Dot)light in front of one of the hangers by the flight line. within a faction of a second (as if in a burst of energy)I saw coming towards my vantage point and position a circular disk shaped red opaque object climbing in altitude. As the object reached my 2:00 position, it seperated into two disks for a fraction of a second,(long enought time to discerne two distinct objects) and then came back together as one object. It continued traveling eastward towards my vantage point of which ended at about the 12:00 position. At that point my view point was obscured by a tall building. The next day I heard of a report in the local newspaper debunking the sighting as a weather balloon, so, obviously I was not the only spectator! There was no dicernable features other than it's scarlot red opaque disk shape. The sighting lasted about 10 sec. It was no weather balloon for it traveled at a high rate of speed!
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