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Occurred : 8/25/1972 17:00 (Entered as : 08/25/1972 17:00)
Reported: 5/20/2005 2:47:05 PM 14:47
Posted: 5/24/2005
Location: Cincinnati, OH
Shape: Diamond
Duration:45 minutes
Stationary , diamond shaped object , only visable thing in the sky between 4 and 5 pm

I was on the front porch watching the kids play in the front yard. It was a beautiful, clear, late afternoon, summer day.

I noticed this bright object in the sky, being several hours before sunset, I thought it strange for a star to be visable. I got out my 35 MM Mamia camera, put on my 205 MM telephoto lens with a 2x doubler. I set it up on my tripod and took 6 or 7 color slides of the object.

The only movement was the rotation of the earth caused it to move down out of the view finder. I was facing due west looking up at about a 45 degree angle. The sun was below and left of the object, below the ridge west of me.

I lived down in a valley with a ridge to my west with an elevation of 850 feet above sea level.

It appeared to me the object was beyond the atmosphere and finally disappeared in the summer haze on the horizon.

I made a super large inlargement by projecting the image 50 feet across the basement onto a ground glass plate and photograghing it from behind the plate. I will send a print.