|Occurred : 1/7/2003 00:25 (Entered as : 01/07/03 00:25)
Reported: 1/7/2003 6:21:42 PM 18:21
Location: Washington Courthouse, OH
|2 white lights in front, 3 accross back, triangle type aircraft, hovering and slow moving, 800-1000 ft up
My husband woke me up while driving home from a trip at 12:25 am to ask me what these lights were in the sky. I said a tower. He said, no they are moving but very slowly. There were three at the time. As we passed two, the third was hovering above a house and I still said it was a tower. So he pulled the car to the side of I71 north and we sat there. We then witnessed this aircraft turn and fly away slowly and then circle back around. Then we saw more come from a distance. They started out looking like a bright light. Once they got closer, we could clearly see two big white lights that were close together. We watched as they just circled around very slowly in about a 2 mile radius. We could see smaller lights as they turned around and a red non-flashing light in the back. Some would hover for several minutes. They could turn 180 degrees in the hovering position. Then one came towards our car as it circled this area. I rolled down my window, it was only 800-1000 feet up, I could hear it. It sounded like a very quiet slow moving jet. Although, to low and to slow for a jet. My contacts are not clear enough to get a good view of the details, it just looked like the main body part of the aircraft was also slightly illuminated. However, my husband has 20/15 vision. After a total of 15 minutes, we drove on and continued to se another 6 aircrafts (?)in the next 10 miles. All were slowly flying south. Towards the area where we were watching the others. One of the six flew right above our car. This time, I held the wheel while my husband was watching out the window. I got a totally clear view of the bottom of one. Again, it was only about 800 feet above. It's hard to describe the picture he drew. It is triangular with delta like wings. There were three lights accross the bottom with a red one in the middle. ( this is looking straight up from underneath)He also said the main part of the body was kind of lit up. I called my local Meteorologist and he called the national weather servic! e in Wil limington (which is real close by). They said that Wright Patterson airforce base does alot of flight patterns around there. And also Airbourne Express has a terminal nearby. These were not jets. If it was military, would there really be 13 and flying around the same area? Does the military make a quiet, slow moving, hovering aircraft?? Very wierd, yet very exciting!