|Occurred : 5/3/2003 23:20 (Entered as : 05/03/03 23:20)
Reported: 5/4/2003 4:15:31 PM 16:15
Location: Marietta, OH
|Bright balls of light over SE Ohio
I was driving on St. Rt. 676 taking a friend home from a party. He had been drinking, I had not. We were talking when he said "(my name), look at that!" and I turned and in the SW corner of the horizon there were 2 VERY white VERY bright circular balls of white light. They looked about 1/4 inch big each to me, and one was slightly lower. I have no way of determining distance, and therefore their size, as I had no landmarks to go against. I slowed the car down from about 55mph to 20mph and watched the VERY bright VERY white lights stay there until we passed into a heavily forested area. My friend asked me to turn around and I did and we came back around the same bend about a minute later than when we had first seen it (there were no places to turn around) and nothing was there. We sat there for 3 - 4 minutes waiting to make sure it wasn't some kind of flashing light or an airplane, but all we saw were just the same red flashers on the water tower that was in the due south direction. There were no towers, oil well drillings or other man made objects nearby. The objects did remain stationary.
Information about we the observers - we are both outdoorsmen who have seen most natural lights and occurances while camping (aurorea borealis, meteores, etc) and this truely disturbed us. It was the brilliance and clarity of the light that was the most disturbing.